BYD has detailed a series of new advancements in the fields of vehicle architecture, AI, and more at its 2024 Dream Day event. Held at its global headquarters in Shenzen, the event presented updates on the OEM’s current initiatives and its plans for the future.

At the forefront of the event’s announcements was the Xuanji Architecture, BYD’s new vehicle architecture. Contributing to its Integrated Vehicle Intelligence strategy, to wholly advance the concept of vehicle intelligence, Xuanji will serve as both the ‘brain’ and ‘neural network’ of future BYD models. In fulfilling these objectives, the system can quickly perceive changes in both the internal and external environment of the car in real-time. It then consolidates information at millisecond level before feeding it back to the central ‘brain’ for rapid decision-making – adjusting the state of the vehicle while enhancing driving safety and comfort.

Supporting this architecture is the Xuanji AI Large Model, itself another key reveal from Dream Day 2024. Marking BYD’s first application of AI technology across all of its vehicular domains, the model offers a large data foundation, advanced sample sizes, and high computational power. These capabilities allow it to efficiently respond to more than 300 vehicle scenarios – providing the Integrated Vehicle Intelligence system with the capability for continuous adaptability.

BYD also used the event to announce a new partnership with DJI, a Chinese technology company specializing in camera drones, on a vehicle-integrated UAS (Unmanned Aircraft System). The solution features intelligent storage, automatic battery swapping, and charging management capabilities, enabling take-off and landing with one touch. It also supports high-definition, high frame rate, and low-latency image transmission to help users capture aerial views while travelling.

Beyond its vehicles, BYD also revealed that it will invest 5 billion RMB ($720 million / €645 million / £554 million) to develop several all-terrain professional test drive sites in cities across China, though further details on these sites, such as their estimated opening dates, have not yet been provided.

An exhibition accompanying the event offered users the opportunity to test drive the OEM’s Denza N7 model equipped with NOA (Navigate on Autopilot), experience the integrated vehicle-mounted UAS offered with the Yangwang U8 (Unmanned Aircraft System), test-ride the e4 concept car, e4 parking, intelligent entry systems, and more.