On March 7, U POWER, a skateboard chassis pioneer, unveiled China’s first mass-producible skateboard chassis-by-wire, which allows smart EV customization at lower costs.
On March 7, U POWER (Chinese: 悠跑科技), a skateboard chassis pioneer, unveiled China’s first mass-producible skateboard chassis-by-wire, which allows smart EV customization at lower costs. At the same time, two business milestones were announced: UP VAN will be delivered to customers who have placed an order by year-end; U POWER will join hands with fblife.com (Chinese: 越野e族), an online community of off-road enthusiasts, to create a series of electric off-road vehicles.
Built on UP CCCA (Communication, Computing, and Control Architecture) and UP VMC (Vehicle Motion Control), UP Super Board is positioned as an integrated software and hardware operating system for smart EVs. UP CCCA, which consists of UP Hub and UP HPVC (High Performance Vehicle Computer), delivers world-class capabilities for vehicle intelligence, e.g. real-time transmission of massive data, high-speed computing, and agile motion control of the whole vehicle.
UP Hub comes along with an array of communication interfaces that cover all mainstream in-vehicle options and supports vehicle-grade high-bandwidth PCle bus. It creates a ring communication network to allow for the rapid transmission of data generated by eight 8-megapixel cameras simultaneously. UP HPVC, the industry’s first open in-vehicle supercomputer with flexible computing power, gets developed in collaboration with partners like NVIDIA and Renesas. Both are pluggable to meet the intelligent requirements of different models.
Paul Li, founder and CEO of U Power, believes that the skateboard chassis, which originated in the US, will be commercialized first in China. U POWER proves to the industry that it is creating a Chinese business model for skateboard chassis. The fast development of China’s smart electric vehicles has not only boosted the most complete and dynamic automotive industry chain but has also continuously stimulated users’ new needs under customized scenarios.
With the mass production of the UP Super Board, we have reason to expect that more advanced, customized and user-friendly intelligent electric vehicles will be continuously introduced to the market in the future. The scene owners will also have the opportunity to realize the freedom of car building.