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Industrial giants such as Didi, Higer, FAW-Hongqi, Nullmax, Tesla, WeltMeister, Autowise.AI and ZongMu Technology in the auto-driving sector gather in the auto-driving experience zone of the World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) 2019, attracting a wide range of major media. ZongMu Technology was interviewed and reported by the Xinhua News Agency, CCTV Finance, CCTV4, Shanghai Open Services, Pudong TV and Pudong Times.




Xinhua News Agency

On August 26, the Xinhua News Agency interviewed Dr. Naser EL-Sheimy, chief scientist of the ZongMu Technical Advisory Committee (Z-TAC), asking about his idea about the auto-driving market in China. According to Dr. Sheimy, China is one of the fastest-growing auto-driving markets. Like things with other markets, the cultivation of China’s auto-driving market is subject to the restrictions of laws and regulations. On August 30, Ling Yunjian, special assistant to the CEO of ZongMu Technology, was invited to the English live broadcast of the Xinhua News Agency, introducing ZongMu’s autonomous valet parking system to the overseas audiences.



CCTV Finance

On August 30, Wang Fan, VP of ZongMu and GM of the Intelligent Driving Business, showed up in the live broadcast show of CCTV Finance, expounding on the intelligent feature of ZongMu’s autonomous valet parking system. Before the show on August 28, the journalist of CCTV Finance visited the headquarters of ZongMu, shooting and trying out the autonomous valet parking system in the underground parking.


Wang Fan participated in the live broadcast show of CCTV Finance


CCTV Finance

On August 30, Wang Fan, VP of ZongMu and GM of the Intelligent Driving Business, showed up in the live broadcast show of CCTV Finance, expounding on the intelligent feature of ZongMu’s autonomous valet parking system. Before the show on August 28, the journalist of CCTV Finance visited the headquarters of ZongMu, shooting and trying out the autonomous valet parking system in the underground parking.


ZongMu Technology was interviewed and reported by media including CCTV4,
Shanghai Open Services, Pudong TV and Pudong Times at the 2019 WAIC.

Dr. EL–Sheimy, chief scientist of Z-TAC and academician of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, delivered the keynote speech Ubiquitous Navigation and Positioning Technologies in Auto-driving at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference 2019.



Successful auto-driving navigation and positioning technologies feature low cost, good accuracy and sound continuity. The precise point positioning (PPP) solution is the only one that meets the three standards because it needs no RTK base station, has no limit over the operating scope, and is cost effective. ZongMu’s Instant PPP (IP3) multi-sensor fusion positioning solution meets the requirements of low cost, good accuracy and sound continuity by leveraging the consumer-grade satellite navigation system, inertial navigation system and vehicle body information, visual navigation system and the millimeter-wave radar system.



Dr. Sheimy supported his argumentation by playing the video on ZongMu’s autonomous valet parking system designed for FAW-Hongqi, showing how the advanced autonomous valet parking system realizes the goal of low cost, good accuracy and sound continuity by adopting the IP3 multi-sensor fusion positioning solution. ZongMu’s leading autonomous valet parking system provides one-click parking, autonomous parking search, autonomous paring and one-click hailing services. It also navigates the vehicles to avoid passengers and other obstacles.


Dr. Sheimy concluded his speech by noting that only the auto-driving solutions featuring low cost, good accuracy and sound continuity can be put into commercial application, providing safer, smarter and more economical autonomous parking and auto-driving products for consumers.



Echoing Dr. Sheimy’s statements, Mr. Li Deyi, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, pointed out the auto-driving scenarios should include auto-parking, site-specific pick-up, bus rapid transit and auto-driving in designated areas.


Leaders and guest speakers present at the auto-driving forum included Xu Yibo, vice-chairman of Shanghai Municipal CPPCC, Xu Yanhua, deputy secretary-general of China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, Zhang Lin, director of Verband der Automobilindustrie, Chen Jie, deputy director of the Management Committee of the Lingang Special Area, Weng Kaining, vice-president of Lingang Group, Cang Xuejun, Gm of Shanghai Lingang Intelligent Network Connected Automobile Research Center Company, Li Deyi, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, academician of International Eurasian Academy of Sciences and president of the Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence, as well as leaders from other domestic auto-driving businesses.


About 2019 WAIC

Themed on Intelligent Connectivity, Infinite Possibilities, the high-end World Artificial Intelligence Conference 2019 pooled the most influential scientists and entrepreneurs in the artificial intelligence sector as well as leaders from related government bodies together, who made speeches and had dialogues on cutting-edge technologies, industrial trends and hot topics related to artificial intelligence. As an industrial feast with international impact, the conference functions as a globally top cooperation and exchange platform on AI and is widely acclaimed.

ZongMu was well prepared for the 2019 World Artificial Intelligence Conference and worked with the Shanghai Municipal Economic and Informatization Commission and the Technological and Economic Committee of Pudong New District to receive leaders at the municipal and district levels from Shanghai for work inspection. The leaders were invited to try out the safe and pleasant auto-driving experience.



Since get settled in the auto-driving experience zone of WAIC, ZongMu completed the workflow ranging from map collection to automobile mounting of the autonomous valet parking system within limited time. ZongMu also worked with the Shanghai Municipal Economic and Informatization Commission and the Technological and Economic Committee of Pudong New District to receive leaders at the municipal and district levels from Shanghai for work inspection. The leaders were invited to try out the safe and pleasant auto-driving experience.


Weng Zuliang, member of the standing committee of Shanghai and Party secretary of
Pudong New District,tried out ZongMu’s autonomous valet parking system


Weng Zuliang, member of the standing committee of Shanghai and Party secretary of Pudong New District, Wu Qing, deputy mayor of Shanghai, Hang Yingwei, head of the Pudong New District, Lu Xiaochun, Party secretary of Shanghai Municipal Economic and Informatization Commission, Wu Jincheng, director of Shanghai Municipal Economic and Informatization Commission, Zhang Ying, deputy director of Shanghai Municipal Economic and Informatization Commission, Guan Xiaojun, deputy head of Pudong New District, Tang Shiqing, director of Technological and Economic Committee of Pudong New District, and Zhou Zhengyu, deputy director of Technological and Economic Committee of Pudong New District inspected the auto-driving experience zone of WAIC. Some of the leaders tried out ZongMu’s autonomous valet parking system.



ZongMu fulfilled the exhibition task of 2019 WAIC successfully, leaving a pleasant impression of safe auto-driving on experiencers.


About 2019 WAIC

Themed on Intelligent Connectivity, Infinite Possibilities, the high-end World Artificial Intelligence Conference 2019 pooled the most influential scientists and entrepreneurs in the artificial intelligence sector as well as leaders from related government bodies together, who made speeches and had dialogues on cutting-edge technologies, industrial trends and hot topics related to artificial intelligence. As an industrial feast with international impact, the conference functions as a globally top cooperation and exchange platform on AI and is widely acclaimed.

The establishment of Z-TAC was announced on August 26, 2019. Z-TAC shall provide professional suggestions and expertise on ZongMu’s fast growing areas, including advanced driving assistant system (ADAS), autonomous valet parking (AVP) system, intelligent mobility technologies and auto-driving.


Z-TAC is composed of experts on autonomous system, automobile multi-sensor system, global navigation satellite system, positioning and navigation technologies, machine vision, machine intelligence, as well as positioning and navigation standards.


Z–TAC (ZongMu Technical Advisory Committee)

Z-TAC members


Z-TAC is composed of three members, namely Prof. Naser El-Sheimy, Prof. Gao Yang and Prof. Aboelmagd Noureldin.


  • Dr. Naser EL-Sheimy

    Dr. Naser El-Sheimy is the professor and former head of the Department of Surveying and Mapping of the University of Calgary. He also holds titles such as the chief scientist on mobile multi-sensor system in Canada, the academician of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, the researcher of the Institute of Navigation, and the specially-invited expert of China’s Recruitment Program of Global Experts. He focuses on the spatial information multi-sensor system, GPS/inertial navigation system and mobile surveying and mapping system. Dr. Naser M. El-Sheimy has authored and co-authored 2 books, 6 chapters and over 450 papers, wining over 30 Canadian and international awards. Dr. Naser M. El-Sheimy worked as the chairman of the Sensor and Platform Committee of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing from 2008 to 2012 and has organized and chaired several international meetings, including the conference on the global navigation satellite system of the Institute of Navigation.

  • Dr. Yang Gao

    Dr. Gao Yang is the professor of the University of Calgary. Dedicated to the satellite positioning and navigation system and the theories on and application of sensor fusion, he has published over 300 papers. Some of his findings have been put into commercial application. His contribution and excellent leadership earn him several awards on the development and application of the high-precision global navigation satellite system. Active in scientific sectors, he serves as the founding chairman of the Chinese Professionals in Global Positioning Systems, the editor of several international journals, and the chairman of the technical committee on High-Precision Global Navigation Satellite System of the International Association of Geodesy. Dr. Gao Yang holds the doctoral degree of the University of Calgary and the certificate of registered engineer.

  • Dr. Aboelmagd Noureldin

    Dr. Aboelmagd Noureldin is the professor of Department of Electronic &Computer Engineering of the Queen’s University. His studies the application of AI, digital signal procession, spectrum estimation and denoising, wavelet multiresolution analysis, non-linear estimation and adaptive filtering in mobile multi-sensor fusion navigation and positioning sectors. He invented several reliable navigation approaches for the global navigation satellite systems in multiple cities and complex indoor environments. Dr. Aboelmagd Noureldin holds the doctoral degree of electronic engineering granted by the University of Calgary and is a senior IEEE member. After publishing over 300 papers, Dr. Aboelmagd Noureldin owns 6 patents on positioning and navigation.

From July 13 to July 14, 2019, ZongMu, upon invitation, participated in the 2nd China-Europe Innovation and Vocational Development Forum & 2019 Talent Fair jointly held by the Shanghai Committee of Science and Technology (Shanghai Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs), the Shanghai Association for International Exchange of Personnel and the China-Germany Education and Science & Technology Cooperation Promotion Center in Stuttgart and Munich. This event also unveiled ZongMu’s Campus Recruitment Program 2020.


At the Forum, Dr. Li Xuyang, GM of the Intelligent Sensor Business introduced the development strategy and commercial application of the Autonomous valet parking system. Then he shared his choice of leaving Bosch and joining ZongMu as well as his work and life after coming back to China.


Wang Fan, GM of the Intelligent Traffic Business elaborated on ZongMu’s technical route, competitive strengths and products under mass production. Kang Baoguo, vice-president of Human Resources & Administration talked about ZongMu’s talent strategies and policies, corporate culture and recruitment progress.


The wonderful share was applauded by the participants, who showed zest for ZongMu’s leading auto-driving technologies, advantages as the first winner of the fixed contracts with domestic automobile manufacturers on mass production, and talent policies that are both competitive and friendly. They expressed the interest to learn more about ZongMu, the development of auto-driving in China, and the work and life back in China.



From July 13 to July 14, 2019, ZongMu, upon invitation, participated in the 2nd China-Europe Innovation and Vocational Development Forum & 2019 Talent Fair jointly held by the Shanghai Committee of Science and Technology (Shanghai Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs), the Shanghai Association for International Exchange of Personnel and the China-Germany Education and Science & Technology Cooperation Promotion Center in Stuttgart and Munich. This event also unveiled ZongMu’s Campus Recruitment Program 2020.

The Zong-share Program is carried out well as scheduled over the first half of 2019. After being launched at GAC R&D Center and Chang’an Automobile, this program was presented at GWM HAVAL R&D Center on July 23.


Wang Fan, GM of the Intelligent Traffic Business, Dr. Li Xuyang, GM of the Intelligent Sensor Business, and Xie Pengfu, lead engineer on function safety had in-depth exchanges with nearly 50 engineers from GWM’s departments related to intelligent driving on auto-parking technologies and related products.



Wang Fan shared the architecture and technical solution of the autonomous valet parking (AVP) system and then went further to introduce complex technologies such as the vehicle status estimation technologies and their application in the unmanned system, the multi-sensor fusion positioning technology, and the visual SLAM technologies. Heated discussion on the high-precision positioning of AVP, parking scenarios and the business model of AVP took place.


Then Dr. Li Xuyang reviewed the history of the vehicle-mounted millimeter-wave radar. By sorting out the product development system of millimeter radar products, Dr. Li shared the development of radar hardware, software and system, the hardware radio frequency, as well as the radar algorithm and feature development. Also, Dr. Li explained why ZongMu focuses on the millimeter-wave radar by going through the key technical performance indicators of millimeter-wave radar that meet the needs of the AVP system, listing the latest software and hardware achievements of the millimeter-wave radar technology, and answering questions that emerge during the application of the millimeter-wave radar technologies in GWM’s production practices.


Xie Pengfu concluded the share by reporting ZongMu’s progress in the functional safety concept design, the functional safety system, and the hardware development of the AVP system, highlighting the functional safety design of the hardware and software of the AVP system.


The participants showed strong interest in ZongMu’s AVP system and functional safety, the visual SLAM technologies, the navigation and positioning technology, and the millimeter-wave radar technologies. They had heated discussions on the issues they encountered in project development.


As the third stop of the Zong-share Program, GWM learned much about ZongMu’s research achievements and advanced technologies in auto-parking, auto-driving and intelligent driving. ZongMu looks forward to working with GWM as early as possible.


In future, the Zong-share Program will be launched in cities like Beijing and Shanghai, having technical exchanges with local automobile manufacturers and sharing more cutting-edge technologies and latest trends. ZongMu welcomes more automobile manufacturers to join the Zong-share Program, inspiring better ideas and facilitating the commercial application of more advanced technologies.


About the Zong-share Program

The Zong-share Program launches regular technical communication activities between ZongMu and domestic automobile manufacturers. ZongMu shares the evolution, latest R&D achievements and trends related to auto-driving from aspects of technology, application and trends in sectors like auto-driving, assisted driving and intelligent sensors.

On July 3, Li Huiyue, deputy mayor of Xiamen, Huang Xiaozhou, secretary of the Party Working Committee and director of the Management Committee of the High-tech Zone under the Torch Plan in Xiamen, and Huang Ying, deputy head of the Jimei District in Xiamen, among others visited the Xiamen branch of ZongMu.



Accompanied by Tang Rui, founder and CEO of ZongMu, and Li Xuyang, vice-president of ZongMu, the leaders visited the labs and offices. Li asked about the technology rationale behind ZongMu’s products and had thorough discussion with Tang Rui and Li Xuyang over the product features and applications. Then a meeting was held between the leadership of Xiamen and the senior management of ZongMu.


At the meeting, the leadership watched the video of ZongMu’s AVP system. Learning about that ZongMu is the first and only winner of the fixed contracts with domestic automobile manufacturers on mass production and that the AVP system would be put into mass production in 2020, Li Huiyue noted, “it is easy to design prototypes but hard to turn them into actual products when it comes to the auto-driving.”


Then Li asked about the difficulties that ZongMu was faced about and what the government can do to help. After learning about the existing challenges encountered by ZongMu, Li ordered the related leaders to help coordinate resources to address them.


Tang Rui highly appreciated the support and help from the governments and expressed the resolution to continue to facilitate the mass production of L4 auto-driving products, building the L4 auto-driving technology ecosystem and providing the integrated intelligent mobility solutions. ZongMu will contribute to the economic development of Xiamen and celebrate the 70th anniversary of New China with actual deeds.



Li Huiyue also participated in the settlement of ZongMu at the new office site and cut the ribbon for congratulation.



Other leaders and guests present at the event included Liu Donglin, GM of Xiamen Information Group, Tong Pingping, chief engineer of Xiamen Bureau of Industry and Information Technology, Zhang Changming, director of the Jimei District of Xiamen Bureau of Industry and Information Technology, Chen Youyi, deputy commander of the Jimei New Town, Huang Weiwang, deputy director of the Management Office of the Software Park in the High-Tech Zone under the Torch Plan in Xiamen, and Zhu Dezhen, chairman of Xiamen De Yi Equity Investment Management Company.

On July 1, 2019, ZongMu announced the completion of the C+ round investment worth nearly RMB 100 million. Led by Qualcomm Ventures, this round of financing was followed by Legend Capital and CTJungle. This was the third time that the Legend Capital invested in ZongMu after the B round and C round investment.


According to Shen Jin, global vice-president of Qualcomm and managing director of Qualcomm Ventures, “Qualcomm Ventures has invested in many innovative tech businesses with the potentials to disrupt the industries. ZongMu is a leading auto-driving and ADAS solution provider in China. We are happy to invest in ZongMu and to facilitate the transformation of the driving experience in the 5G era.”


As far as Tang Rui, founder and CEO of ZongMu, was concerned, “this round of investment is crucial for ZongMu. Zongmu would continue to work with internationally leading partners specializing in ADAS and semi-conductors for auto-driving, giving rise to a complete product line that ranges from assisted driving to auto-driving. We are glad to be invested by Qualcomm Ventures, which will boost the technological progress and help ZongMu to seek for business opportunities at home and abroad.”

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