Deloitte China and Alibaba Cloud create auto industry centre

The new centre created by Deloitte China and Alibaba Cloud will focus on providing customers in the automobile industry end-to-end solutions

Deloitte China and Alibaba Cloud have teamed up to launch a centre that focuses on developing applications for the automobile sector.

The Deloitte-Alibaba Cloud Auto Industry Centre will focus on providing customers in the automobile industry end-to-end solutions including autonomous driving, intelligent manufacturing and digital marketing.

Li Qiang, General Manager for Vehicle Industry, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence, said: “Alibaba Cloud has provided stable and reliable cloud computing services for more than 70% domestic auto vehicle enterprises. As software-defined vehicles becomes more popular, we are confident to support more enterprises digitalisation journey and eventually, be cloud-native, in order to enjoy the benefits brought about by the digitalisation of the entire vehicle value chain.”

Tapping into the autonomous driving industry

Deloitte China provides integrated services, and has over 20,000 professionals across 30 Chinese cities. Backed by Deloitte China Automotive Sector cloud services team with experts in autonomous driving, intelligent network connectivity, digital supply chain, intelligent manufacturing, digital marketing and cybersecurity, the centre aims to understand how to solve customers’ challenges.

Together with Alibaba Cloud’s leading cloud computing capabilities, such as networking, artificial intelligence, elastic compute, the parties aim to support automobile industry’s digitalisation journey, leveraging the benefits of cloud computing technologies to capture the vast opportunity in the automobile industry.

According to statistics, autonomous vehicles are expected to account for about 12% of car registrations by 2030. Global car sales are also expected to reach some 101.4 million units that same year.  

"Deloitte estimates that by 2030, there will be around 82.5 million autonomous vehicles globally, and by 2035, China will be the largest autonomous vehicle market with more than 5.7 million vehicles. Chinese autonomous driving industry is pioneering a new era driven by technology competition, ecology, consumer perceptions, and regulations," said Deloitte China Automotive Industry Leader Andy Zhou.

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