There has been a lot of news lately that smartphone manufacturers are moving into the automotive market. According to sources, Oppo wants to build its own vehicles. According to Xiuxiushai, CEO and founder of Chinese tech giant Tony Chen, the project is likely to be at the forefront.
According to the source, over the past two weeks Chen and his team have been searching for resources, hiring industry talent, and generally testing the project’s feasibility. A person nearby, according to a senior Oppo official, the company is currently only explaining research and discussions on automobile production but has not yet officially established the project.
In-car manufacturing, we will focus on areas where Oppo can do well. If automakers can’t make good cars, and Oppo has the strength, we’ll give it a try.
Interestingly enough, Tony Chen has even met with Tesla and battery maker CATL in the past two weeks. Andy Wu, Oppos vice president for software development, is also said to have been in contact with candidates for positions in the field of autonomous driving.