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Alibaba introduces OS’Car operating system in SAIC RX5 crossover

SAIC RX5 OS'Car Alibaba (2)

The system incorporates three displays.

Alibaba introduces OS’Car, an intelligent operating system for cars based on its YunOS platform. The new operating system which debuted in the SAIC RX5 crossover transforms a regular car into a smart car.

The drivers of the OS’car enabled RX5 can benefit from seamless use of big data, internet and cloud computing. The OS turns the cars into access points to the internet.

SAIC RX5 OS'Car Alibaba (3)

The SAIC RX5 is the first car to receive Alibaba’s OS’Car automotive operating system.

With the OS’Car, the drivers can control several aspects of the car through their voices and this reduces chances of distraction. The system also offers an intelligent navigation system which zooms in or out automatically according to the vehicle speed.

Targeting the young urban audiences, the car operating system supports four detachable cameras that can record the journey and click 360-degree selfies from within the cabin. The content can be shared on various social media platforms on real time basis by using smartphone connectivity.

SAIC RX5 OS'Car Alibaba (1)

The tailor-made system integrates big data, internet and cloud computing.

The RX5 OS’Car is equipped with Car ID which detects the driver’s identity based on the connected smartphone or smart watch and tweaks the settings, music preference and navigation accordingly. The car is equipped with three displays – a large touchscreen, LED dashboard and rear view mirror.

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The SAIC RX5 OS’Car is priced at RMB 99,800 (around INR 10.05 lakhs). The Alibaba automotive OS would be introduced in more car models in the foreseeable future.


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Nithyanandh Karuppaswamy

Winner of national level automotive quiz competitions, Nithyanandh aka Nithz jumped into the blogosphere right after gaining a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Love for automobiles and an even greater drive to share his knowledge with the automotive community, Nithz is Deputy Editor at RushLane.

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