GAC Sets Up Shop In Detroit To Focus On EVs

JAN 20 2019 BY GASGOO 10

Going global.

China’s GAC Group unveiled a research and development (R&D) center in Detroit, the biggest city of Michigan. This is the third R&D center the automaker has built in the U.S., the other two are located in Silicon Valley and Los Angeles.

Covering a total floorage of over 4,500 square meters, the newly-unveiled R&D center is situated at the core industrial zone of Detroit which not only boasts a complete traditional industry chain and abundant resources for vehicle tests, but also sports some powerful facilities for autonomous vehicle tests such as “American Center of Mobility” and “M-City”.

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As a crucial foothold for GAC Group’s globalization strategy, the Detroit-based center is designed to shore up the domestic capability in vehicle R&D and strengthen the development of models targeting North American market by absorbing superior international technologies and deeply integrating GAC Automotive Engineering Institute’s product development and technology innovation systems.

From the time being, GAC Group has formed a R&D network globally consisting of spots in Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Detroit, Shanghai and Guangzhou. Its advanced design center in Shanghai focuses on research and design of advanced technologies and digitalized development, coordinating with the innovation work of its Guangzhou headquarters.

In addition, the Silicon Valley R&D center specializes in big data, AI, autonomous driving, cybersecurity, new energy vehicle technology and the advanced design center in Los Angeles works on cutting-edge car design, human-machine interaction and localized design for the U.S.-targeted models.

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Additionally, the automaker plans to set up another R&D centers in Germany and India in the future, said Wang Jiujing, president of the GAC Automotive Engineering Institute, when he was interview by a Chinese media outlet. GAC Trumpchi will launch the first model for the U.S. market next year.

Source: Gasgoo

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Trumpchi…for Donald Trump..

Question: Does that translated read:

As a crucial foothold for GAC Group’s globalization strategy, the Detroit-based center is designed to shore up the domestic [China Inc spying] capability in vehicle R&D [of China Inc’s global competitor’s] and strengthen the development of [China Inc’s future EV] models targeting North American market by absorbing superior international technologies and deeply integrating GAC Automotive Engineering Institute’s product development and technology innovation systems.

“China wants to win a fight before it starts by leveraging every tool at Chairman Xi’s disposal—sometimes that means using the state and sometimes that means using Chinese citizens and businesses. We can’t sleep on this threat.” source:
https://www.newsweek.com/china-involved-90-percent-economic-espionage-and-industrial-secrets-theft-1255908?

Yes. One must be aware that if they buy a car from GAC, they are buying a car from the Chinese government and by extension the Chinese military. Business, commerce and consumer products are all a means to the end of global domination. I for one, will pass on Chinese cars.

All very good points. However the average consumer doesn’t care, if it is cheaper they will buy it regardless of where it is made. There are countless examples of this in consumer products.

ppl care.

This is definitely true for some consumers and it’s why the US and Europe are in decline. However, as a consumer we have options for ways to combat the decline. 1) Buy products made in the home country whenever possible. 2) Buy the imported product from some country other than China. 3) Buy the Chinese made product from a US, European, or other Asian brand, that way most of the money either comes home, or goes to a safer place and there is a slightly better chance that the product won’t come with spyware, viruses and substandard components. Example- Two days ago I bought a 24″ box level for an upcoming project. Out of all the choices I shopped most all were made in China, one was made in Germany and two were made in Thailand. The German made one was from a German company and cost 4x what the others cost. I chose the American branded one made in Thailand. There was no discernible difference in quality. It was one of the cheapest and most my money came back to the states and none went to China. Thailand is not aggressively planning to take over the world, so they… Read more »

yes you are totally correct, but only a tiny fraction of consumers would give as much thought as you did for a box level purchase. People are a little bit more patriotic about car purchases, but not many, and certainly not the majority.

Tell me:
how many countries have China INVADED,bombed and murdered their people including women and children so far,,,as compared to good old USA !?

Food for thought yes

@JC said: “Tell me: how many countries have China INVADED…”
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Certainly China has had it’s fair share if by “invasion” you mean war conflicts where Chinese military fought on foreign soil:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_wars_involving_the_People%27s_Republic_of_China

Smart on their part. Hire away anybody that is good.

How many of these are in Europe?