Zeekr, Geely's premium electric mobility technology brand, announced plans to collaborate with Mobileye, an Intel company. The collaboration will expand the companies' long-term strategic technology partnership with a goal to deliver the world’s first consumer autonomous vehicles with L4 capabilities by 2024.
The planned vehicle will utilize Geely SEA architecture’s true redundant braking, steering, and power. The system will integrate Zeekr’s proprietary software technologies together with Mobileye True Redundancy sensing, Responsibility-Sensitive Safety (RSS)-based driving policy, and a new open collaboration model on REM mapping technology.
Zeekr and Mobileye’s collaboration includes the development of advanced ADAS with enhanced capabilities for a variety of Zeekr models. The joint efforts are supported by open collaboration with technologies including REM, as Zeekr and Mobileye work toward achieving a safer and more sophisticated future on the roads, the announcement says.
"Mobileye has been a strategic partner to our mission of delivering lifestyle vehicles fit for a more sustainable and autonomous future of transportation," Andy An, CEO of Zeekr Intelligent Technology, says. "Our partnership supports Zeekr and Mobileye’s shared ambitions for leading the global ADAS and AV industry. Zeekr welcomes open collaboration that enables the integration of technological expertise to create a more sophisticated autonomous mobility experience for our customers.”
Prof. Ammon Shashua, president and CEO of Mobileye, adds: “The broadening scope of our partnership reflects just how closely Mobileye and Zeekr are aligned on the vision for future mobility. Zeekr’s confidence in Mobileye as a technology partner demonstrates our ability to execute against joint goals and further solidify our industry leadership.”
Zeekr was founded in 2021 as a global technology-mobility brand with design and engineering capabilities in Sweden. The first model from Zeekr, the 001, was introduced in April 2021 with deliveries starting in October of the same year.