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Foxconn’s MIH Consortium unveils Project X – open and agnostic EV modular platform

MIH Consortium's Project X A-segment electric car platform. Source: Foxconn

Open EV ecosystem platform MIH Consortium, initiated by Foxconn, has announced an open and agnostic EV Platform to lower the entry barrier for companies entering the electric vehicle market to customize vehicles based on their needs.

To enable its partners and potential customers to understand the open and agnostic nature of MIH and technologies developed by the MIH Working Groups, MIH released the 'Project X' A-segment three-seater demo car concept and design at its recent annual event. The EV is expected to be presented by the end of 2023.

MIH claims to be enabling innovators to create the future of next-gen mobility by building an open EV ecosystem with the BYOV (Build Your Own Vehicle) model. With modular design approach and standardized interfaces, innovative products meeting different needs of a variety of customers can be introduced in less time and cost, opening new business models for car sharing companies, mobility service providers, fleet operators, and so on.

"MIH is writing the next chapter of the future of mobility. Project X is a demonstration of a new EV platform for the ecosystem. We're not only making cars but also enabling the creation of more lifestyles," said Jack Cheng, CEO of MIH Consortium.

"Thinking beyond the vehicles of today and by adopting the latest technologies such as artificial intelligence, autonomous driving, and Web3, this vehicle platform can create shared mobility, digital health care in a post-pandemic society, entertainment, and other future applications unimaginable today. Project X's goal is to develop the world's most iconic open EV platform for the innovators, by the innovators", he added, who is also the CEO of Foxconn.

The consortium is inviting its members to participate and co-create this platform in the early stage of vehicle development. MIH Working Groups are developing and implementing various technologies including powertrain, battery systems combined with fixed charging and battery swapping technology, zonal electrical and electronic architecture (EEA) and decentralized identifier (DID) for enhanced privacy.

The A-segment vehicle platform is just the beginning, MIH claims. The group also affirms six-seater and nine-seater vehicle platforms in the coming years to provide more vehicle segment choices to enable more innovation.

MIH Consortium has more than 2,500 members, including Hon Hai Technology Group, emerging luxury EV brand Karma Automotive, TomTom, National Instruments (NI), NXP, Trend Micro automotive security company VicOne, and Salesforce, to name a few.

Author : Dhiyanesh Ravichandran
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