Last year, Xiaomi officially presented a novelty that fans of the brand have been waiting for a long time. Through the voice of the CEO, Lei Jun, it was learned if the brand would proceed with the tests for the launch of its first electric car.
The vehicle itself is only scheduled to hit the Chinese market in 2024, and the official design will only be known during the third quarter of this year. But now there are very clear clues as to how this could be.
A blogger shared photos of a self-driving Xiaomi test car on the Weibo social network. Deroy shows us a vehicle with a slim design, we can say something similar to a Tesla.
Xiaomi test vehicle spotted with a LiDAR sensor on the roof
The vehicle features a LiDAR sensor on the roof, but it is claimed that this is just a test car. It is even believed that it may be owned by another brand, but Xiaomi may be using it for testing.
However, the idea remains that here will be the first clues of what Xiaomi’s first car will be like. Taking into account that the brand should bet its chips on an autonomous vehicle, tests with the LiDAR sensor are essential.
This is what gives the car a 3D view so that the car’s mechanical system and computer can make decisions for the driver. Now it remains to be seen when we will have the final design of Xiaomi’s car.
Recall that the manufacturer plans to invest something like 10 billion yuan in this segment in 10 years. It is something like 1,500 million euros that Lei Jun and company intend to spend on its development as a brand in the automotive industry.