As part of the Australian Future Transport Mission to China, our CEO Peter Damen is in China meeting with leaders in transport innovation and autonomous vehicle technology to gain further insight into the transport technologies of the future. Yesterday he had the pleasure of meeting with BAIC International, the top electric vehicle supplier in the world. Currently, they are monitoring 345,000 of their BJEV electric vehicles across the Chinese road network, which have driven 5.1 billion km. Peter was impressed by their innovative transport technology program. They are currently in development of the Optimus Prime project which aims to increase sustainability in the development of new energy vehicles and usage. They also created the Darwin system which is a self-growth vehicle intelligence system. BAIC plans to enter the European market with its electric Arcfox brand unveiling an SUV named the ECF as well as its GT electric supercar. Arcfox currently sells the Arcfox Lite which is a two-seater SUV released in China in 2017.
Peter Damen is the Principal and Managing Director of Level 5 Design, a specialist advisory and design consultancy dedicated to achieving valuable innovative outcomes for its customers in the rapidly evolving transport technology and infrastructure planning and design spaces.