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World’s leading electric vehicle manufacturer uses AWS to innovate new connected mobility services, increase efficiency, and lower vehicle development costs
LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–At AWS re:Invent, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), today announced that BYD, the world’s leading manufacturer of new energy vehicles (NEV), including hybrid and battery electric vehicles, has selected AWS as its preferred cloud provider for its connected vehicle platform to help support the automaker’s global business.
BYD is the leading automaker in NEV sales, selling more than 5 million vehicles across 70 countries and regions. AWS provides a scalable, reliable, and secure foundation for BYD’s core operations, including Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), which stores vehicle system data, offering industry-leading durability, availability, scalability, and security. Using Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) and Amazon CloudFront, a content distribution network service, BYD built a connected vehicle architecture capable of deploying new functions and applications automatically, including the latest in-car navigation or infotainment services, to provide drivers and passengers with high-performance and interactive in-vehicle experiences in real time. Collectively, these services help BYD provide drivers with a more tailored driving and in-car entertainment experience, including voice-activated temperature, music, and feature control in different languages, as well as remote features, like preheating and cooling vehicles before entering.
By running its connected vehicle platform on AWS, BYD can deliver automated updates that enhance vehicle safety, operation, maintenance efficiency, and the overall driving experience in any part of the world. For example, these updates enable drivers to use the BYD app to monitor the status of their vehicle, including its battery charge and driving range, remotely lock and unlock doors and windows, and locate their car in a parking lot.
To ensure its drivers’ data is safe, BYD uses AWS capabilities to manage security for its vehicles, improve governance, and maintain regulatory compliance for its overseas connected vehicle platform. For example, BYD uses a broad set of AWS security, identity, and compliance services to achieve seven-layer protection for connected vehicles applications, guarding against common vulnerabilities and cyberattacks.
BYD is also using Amazon to provide an in-vehicle audio experience, and its connected vehicles in Europe are now equipped with Amazon Music to provide high-quality music streaming. The feature comes standard on new vehicles, including the BYD SEAL model launched at IAA MOBILITY 2023, and it allows drivers to explore their music library or control their favorite playlist or podcast by simply using voice commands. Providing further value to existing owners, the feature will be available in additional models in Europe through an over-the-air update.
“AWS is providing the innovation and security that will help us deliver connected vehicles around the world with the safety, comfort, and convenience that continue to delight our customers,” said Brian Luo, assistant general manager of BYD Branding and PR Division. “We share AWS’s belief that security and customer obsession are paramount. As BYD embarks on its global expansion, we are confident our work with AWS will lead to revolutionary automotive solutions and provide more users around the world with reliable, intelligent, and connected vehicle experiences.”
“AWS’s proven technology is helping BYD expand its global business, bringing electric vehicles to new parts of the world,” said Wendy Bauer, vice president and general manager of Automotive and Manufacturing at AWS. “As BYD looks to the cloud to continue its pace of innovation, AWS is pleased to support its quest to build an industry-leading connected car platform, create unique experiences for drivers, and enable the global expansion of its business. We look forward to continuing our work and bringing our customers’ vision of future mobility to life.”
About Amazon Web Services
Since 2006, Amazon Web Services has been the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud. AWS has been continually expanding its services to support virtually any workload, and it now has more than 240 fully featured services for compute, storage, databases, networking, analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, security, hybrid, virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR), media, and application development, deployment, and management from 102 Availability Zones within 32 geographic regions, with announced plans for 15 more Availability Zones and five more AWS Regions in Canada, Germany, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Thailand. Millions of customers—including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—trust AWS to power their infrastructure, become more agile, and lower costs. To learn more about AWS, visit aws.amazon.com.
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BYD is a multinational high-tech company devoted to leveraging technological innovations for a better life. Founded in 1995 as a rechargeable battery maker, BYD now boasts a diverse business scope covering automobiles, rail transit, new energy, and electronics, with over 30 industrial parks in China, the United States, Canada, Japan, Brazil, Hungary, and India. From energy generation and storage to its applications, BYD is dedicated to providing zero-emission energy solutions that reduce global reliance on fossil fuels. Its new energy vehicle footprint now covers 6 continents, over 70 countries and regions, and more than 400 cities. Listed in both Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges, the company is known to be a Fortune Global 500 enterprise that furnishes innovations in pursuit of a greener world.
About BYD Auto
Founded in 2003, BYD Auto is the automotive subsidiary of BYD, a multinational high-tech company devoted to leveraging technological innovations for a better life. Aiming to accelerate the green transition of the global transportation sector, BYD Auto focuses on developing pure electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. The company has mastered the core technologies of the entire industrial chain of new energy vehicles, such as batteries, electric motors, electronic controllers, and automotive-grade semiconductors. It has witnessed in recent years significant technological advancements, including the Blade Battery, the DM-i and DM-p hybrid technology, the e-Platform 3.0, and the CTB technology. The company is the world’s first carmaker to stop the production of fossil-fueled vehicles on EV shift and has remained top of new energy passenger vehicle sales in China for 9 years in a row.
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