Foxconn Technology Group, which supplies components for Apple’s iPhone, is getting into the electric vehicle market, launching a new open platform for electric vehicles.
The platform was revealed at the company’s first Foxconn Technology Day held in Syntrend Creative Park in Taipei, which displayed a handful of new EV technologies and manufacturing capabilities.
This news will allow Foxconn to further develop its growing EV business as it builds a new ecosystem of EVs in Taiwan and across the world.
“Our vision at Foxconn is to work with leading customers around the world to create an inter-connected world with smart technologies. We do that by providing next-generation technology solutions to our customers and partners, in turn supporting them to provide products with the highest value to their customers,” said Young Liu, Chairman of Foxconn Technology Group, “Foxconn continues to be committed to the research and development of next-generation technologies in new industry sectors, products and manufacturing processes. We founded the Foxconn Research Institute to accelerate the conceptualisation and development of new technologies for businesses, products and manufacturing processes.”
Named MIH, Foxconn’s EV platform is focused on tackling the current development pain points of EVs through being software-defined, creating software and hardware separation and enabling an open ecosystem. By allowing developers access to key technologies and tools for developing EVs on MIH, Foxconn reduces the entry barriers to the industry, encouraging more companies to be involved in the development of EVs which will result in exponential growth for the industry.
Leveraging the MIH platform, automobile manufacturers will be able to develop EVs for different models including Sedans and SUVs, among others. Foxconn aims to position MIH as the “android system of the EV industry” and together with industry partners will work towards the goal of creating a “software-defined” open ecosystem for the EV manufacturing industry.