ClearMotion, a software-defined chassis company, announced a production order from global electric vehicle (EV) company NIO. The order is for three million units of ClearMotion’s patented high-bandwidth active suspension technology, ClearMotion1.
As the global automotive industry is shifting to focus on the in-cabin and passenger experience, ClearMotion1 works by adapting the vehicle to the road surface and effectively canceling unwanted motion.
While drivers and passengers are typically left to bump and jostle with uneven road surfaces, those traveling in a car with ClearMotion1 will receive an entirely different experience — one where the car is capable of adjusting itself to ensure a smooth ride no matter what the road holds beneath.
NIO succeeds in being the first to announce an official production order and will be first to market on their flagship ET9 vehicle. This deal represents a pivotal milestone in the evolution of automotive technology, paving the way for a future of smarter, safer, and more enjoyable driving experiences.
Following years of dedicated work on active suspension and vehicle control, ClearMotion1 will be in consumer EVs for the first time.
“When developing the cars of the future, we need to build them for the drivers and passengers of the future,” said William Li, CEO of NIO. “The ClearMotion1 system delivers a fundamentally better in-cabin experience that is directly in line with what our customers desire when driving and charging their electric vehicle. I am thrilled to be the first manufacturer to bring it to market.”
The news sets ClearMotion up for an exciting 2024, following a successful 2023, in which it raised $35M and celebrated reaching over 500 patents in its intellectual property portfolio.
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