The Flyme for Car project appeared idle, but development was simply undertaken behind the scenes. Meizu recently announced Flyme Auto, a new multi-platform system dubbed as “more concise, efficient, and intelligent.”
Flyme Auto system offers seamless multi-terminal communication
CnEVPost reported that Chinese phone manufacturer Meizu teased a new in-car technology that offers seamless multi-terminal communication. It emphasizes the significance of mobile device adaptability for smart automobiles.
The Flyme Auto system was teased today on Weibo by Meizu’s Flyme mobile system team. The team claims it was a continuation of Flyme in the smart cockpit. They also stated that Flyme Auto would maintain the Alive Design language.
Flyme Auto system’s goal
Two pictures of Meizu’s corporate offices with the phrase “All in Auto” were uploaded on Weibo. The system’s ultimate goal is to provide a multi-terminal, full-scene, immersive, and integrated experience for the user, as per the development team.
Meizu focuses on the automotive industry
Meizu was established in 2003 and is headquartered in Zhuhai, China. It was among the first manufacturers of smartphones in its homeland. According to the company’s website, “Meizu designs and produces smartphones created to provide a simple, intuitive mobile experience for people whose time is expected to be simply spent in using their devices, instead of figuring out the way of using them.”
However, the company’s deliveries have dramatically decreased recently. Meizu saw a recent challenging period due to a crisis and downsizing. Nonetheless, the Chinese company kept going by focusing on software development for the automotive industry.
Acquisition by the automotive giant Geely Holding
Eric Li, the founder and chairman of the automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group and founder of Hubei Xingji Shidai Technology, announced the successful acquisition of a majority share in Meizu on July 4. Xingji now has the final authority of Meizu after acquiring a 79.09% controlling stake in the business.
On Weibo yesterday, Meizu assistant vice president Wan Zhiqiang posted two design concepts for the company’s new flagship location. It shows that the company will feature autos in its stores.
Based on the information released by the Flyme team today, Flyme Auto is committed to give Geely system models a better mobile device connectivity experience.
The concept is much like Huawei’s HarmonyOS does for AITO cars. Interestingly, NIO’s move into the phone industry appears to be primarily motivated by this.
Unfortunately, the company has not yet announced further details, such as the development and deliveries.