Automotive technology specialist Forvia and Chinese auto maker Chery have signed a strategic agreement to establish a long-term strategic partnership and deepen all-round cooperation, especially in the field of smart cockpits.
With demand for smart interior technology increasing, the companies say they will strengthen the joint design and development of smart cockpit solutions. Both parties will jointly develop smart cockpit software and a hardware platform integrating Forvia’s products and technologies. It will be integrated in Chery vehicles to create an in-vehicle and out-vehicle systematic, integrative, and intelligent user experience. In addition to deepening business cooperation, both companies will establish dual-carbon and ESG goals to promote green and sustainable development.
“We are pleased to deepen the strategic cooperation with Forvia,” said Yin Tongyue, chairman of Chery. “Intelligent cockpit is the future development focus of Chery, while Forvia has solid technologies and innovative capabilities in this field. Thanks to the synergy and complementarity of both parties, we will jointly provide more intelligent and better mobility experiences.”
Forvia uses a range of solutions from materials, comfort, advanced technologies for customization and intuitive interactions, to zero emission and new modular business models, many of which it will use in its new agreement with Chery. These elements will play a key role in helping Chery focus on both domestic and international markets while also remaining in keeping with the auto maker’s technology-driven approach.
“China is a cornerstone of Forvia’s global presence, boasting nearly 30,000 employees across 95 sites in 30 cities,” said Patrick Koller, CEO of Forvia. “It’s a technological stronghold, a hub of innovation in electric mobility. Our 30-year journey in China embodies proximity, understanding and adaptability to local needs. Forvia’s sustainable, connected and personalized vision aligns with the dynamic Chinese market. We’re eager to deepen our collaboration with Chery, a key partner, as we drive innovation and progress together.”