ECARX and Tencent Enhance Collaboration for Intelligent Vehicle Solutions

ECARX Holdings Inc., a global leader in mobility technology, has announced an enhanced strategic partnership with Tencent Smart Transportation, the mobility arm of Tencent Holdings Limited. The collaboration aims to jointly develop advanced intelligent driving and cockpit solutions, leveraging the strengths of both companies.

Key Highlights:

  • Integration of Cutting-Edge Technologies: ECARX’s automotive intelligence solutions will integrate with Tencent’s big data, cloud computing, AI, mapping services, and infotainment ecosystems.
  • Focus on Intelligent Driving and Cockpit: The partnership will initially enhance intelligent driving experiences and cockpits using Tencent’s cloud-based maps and apps.
  • Development of a New Platform: ECARX and Tencent will create a platform for automotive intelligence large language models (LLM), benefiting a wide range of global automakers.
  • Expansion of ECARX’s Ecosystem: This collaboration marks a significant milestone in ECARX’s strategy to expand its ecosystem and drive technical innovation.

The partnership between ECARX and Tencent, which originally began in 2019, has been significantly strengthened. This renewed collaboration will see the integration of ECARX’s advanced automotive intelligence solutions with Tencent’s comprehensive suite of technologies. This includes big data, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, mapping services, and infotainment ecosystems.

Technological Integration and Innovation

The enhanced partnership will primarily focus on improving the intelligent driving experience and cockpit functionality. Tencent’s fully cloud-based “lightweight” maps and its broader ecosystem of applications and services will be pivotal in this integration. Additionally, ECARX and Tencent plan to develop a sophisticated platform to train and operate automotive intelligence large language models (LLM). This initiative aims to drive the evolution of intelligent cockpits for a diverse range of automakers globally.

Leadership Insights

Ziyu Shen, Co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of ECARX, stated, “Deepening our collaboration with Tencent marks a pivotal milestone for ECARX as we further expand our unique ecosystem of partnerships to grow our customer base and drive technical innovation. Working with Tencent to develop and integrate a robust suite of technologies and services will set a new benchmark for the industry and elevate the user experience to new levels.”


ECARX is a global automotive technology provider specializing in delivering turnkey solutions for next-generation smart vehicles. The company offers a comprehensive range of products from system-on-a-chip (SoC) to central computing platforms and software. Founded in 2017 and listed on Nasdaq in 2022, ECARX has over 2,000 employees across major locations in China, the UK, the USA, Sweden, Germany, and Malaysia. The company was co-founded by automotive entrepreneurs Ziyu Shen and Eric Li (Li Shufu), who also chairs Zhejiang Geely Holding Group. ECARX’s products are currently deployed in over 6.4 million vehicles worldwide, and the company collaborates with renowned automakers, including Lotus, Lynk & Co, Polestar, Smart, Volvo Cars, FAW, and Dongfeng Peugeot-Citroën.

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