On November 12, Future Motors Daily learned from multiple independent sources thatShe Xiaoli, chief functional safety expert of Huawei Automobile BU, will join NIO as an internal expert on algorithm research。
In response to the above news, Future Automotive Daily sought confirmation from NIO automobile, as of press time, NiO has not responded.
According to public information, She xiaoli joined Baidu in 2015 after receiving her doctorate from Tsinghua University as a functional safety expert and introduced the concept of functional safety into Baidu's autonomous driving business unit.
One year later, he joined Huawei as chief functional security expert and chief big data application expert, leading the design of data collection at the end of the vehicle, cloud processing architecture and cloud value-added applications applicable to the characteristics of autonomous driving data.
She xiaoli first worked at Huawei's Internet of Vehicles lab, which was established in 2012 as a precursor to the current car BU, a source told Future Automotive.
In May 2019, Ren Zhengfei personally signed the organization change document, and Huawei intelligent vehicle solution BU was announced to be established. At that time, AUTOMOBILE BU was composed of intelligent driving Product Department, Intelligent Cockpit Product Department, Intelligent Connected Product Department, intelligent electric product Department and intelligent vehicle cloud product Department. In addition, at the beginning of the establishment of BU also has a number of technical experts, including She Xiaoli.
In fact, in the face of the momentum of car manufacturing, Huawei, which claims that it does not make cars, has had a number of senior personnel changes this year, and these people are almost all going to car companies.
On November 3, Gekrypton Auto officially confirmed that Chen Qi, founder of Huawei's autonomous driving team and former head of the autonomous driving RESEARCH and development Department, has recently joined Gekrypton, geely's pure electric brand, as vice president, responsible for the autonomous driving business and reporting to CEO An Conghui.
In addition, 36KR previously reported that jiang Jun (head of map and data), Zhang Xiaohong (head of intelligent driving product group), Peng Xueming (head of fusion sensing) and other key personnel have quit Huawei BU in the last six months. Among them,Zhang Xiaohong, the former project group director of HUAWEI Automobile BU intelligent driving product, also joined NIO in April this year。
Mr. Zhang joined Huawei in 2000 after graduating from Shanghai Jiao Tong University with a master's degree, including at Dingqiao Communications Technology Co., a joint venture between Huawei and Nokia, according to public records. In 2018, Zhang Returned to Huawei BU and was mainly responsible for Robotaxi business. Currently, he is a senior product manager at NIO.
"The city head changes king flag", in the eyes of an insider, the tide of departures is spreading from the top to the grassroots.
Sources told Future Automotive Daily that there are a number of people leaving Huawei BU. After Chen qi joined Krypton, the brand also became a new destination for several huawei Automotive BU senior engineers. In addition, many Huawei employees have also chosen saic, Xiaopeng and other car companies.
Caijing quoted sources as saying that despite Huawei's insistence on not making cars, there are still many people inside the company who advocate making cars, and those who choose to do so will be "gradually marginalized".
But for some Huawei employees,Whether or not to "build a car" is a personal choice, but "the foam may be smaller than that of autonomous driving"。
At present, in the era of software-defined cars, car companies are in a critical period of transformation to intelligent networking and intelligent driving technologies. Chen Hong, SAIC's chairman, has previously publicly refused to hand over autonomous driving technology to a third party, citing anxieties among traditional carmakers in the era of smart cars. Fearing a loss of voice, car companies are turning to independent research and development, and technical talent is in especially high demand.