HUMAN HORIZONS AT A GLANCE
Founded by renowned veterans with proven track records in the world’s largest automotive market, Human Horizons is dedicated to providing modern mobility solutions via its “3 Smart” strategy: Smart Vehicle, Smart Road and Smart City.
We have a solid foundation in the automotive industry which we are utilising to create our products. We also embrace the future and believe in the opportunities it provides from Electrification, Connectivity and Artificial Intelligence.
Our first product HiPhi X, a smart electric SUV, is progressing on schedule with R&D and planned production. This vehicle will provide V2X enabled autonomous driving capability, an in-house developed EE architecture and other advanced technologies.
Meanwhile, we are cultivating long-term relationships with top-tier global suppliers, policy institutes, academia and local governments to enhance the execution of our “3 Smart’’ strategy.
Let’s work together to redefine human mobility in a cleaner, safer, and more efficient way!
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT
Our senior team has decades of top level automotive management experience – three of our founding members are former CEOs from global top-tier OEMs.
“3 Smart” Strategy
Starting with smart cars where we have deep knowledge and industry experience, we are adding the application of relevant technologies, such as sensing algorithms, V2X capability, and connected mobility, enabling a broader system of smart roads and cities supported by the progress of infrastructure and policy development. In short, one development can result in multiple use cases.
V2X Enabled Autonomous Driving
Embedded sensors in a car have inherent limitations for example in bright light or bad weather conditions. An enabled road infrastructure and even other vehicles on the road also have a role to play in enhancing road safety. We believe that V2X enabled autonomous driving is the ultimate solution to true self-driving cars.
New Retailing and Services
We will utilise our resources in conventional distribution channels as well as the innovative User Operation practices used by internet giants to create new retailing models. For example, precision marketing can be carried out by establishing the charging infrastructure network with partners such as the National Grid and/or analyzing the data from a pool of over 3,000 distributors.
Top-tier Supply Chain
Our supply chain partners are the best in the industry. Managing this best-in-class supply chain is one of Human Horizons’ fortes.
International Committee Of Science And Technology – Think Tank
Human Horizons’ Think Tank boasts of former executives of leading international companies, IoV and autonomous driving experts, top vehicle development engineers and leading international vehicle designers. More than half hold a Ph.D. or Master’s Degree. The Human Horizons International Science & Technology Advisory Committee chaired by Academic C.C. Chan, who is regarded as the ‘Father of EVs in Asia’, brings together top scientists from around the world to form a powerful think tank for Human Horizons to bring its ‘3-Smart’ strategy to life.
Mr. Chan is considered the founder of the World Electric Vehicle Association, the father of EVs in Asia, an expert on new energy vehicles and E-Powertrain. At the same time, he also holds five academic titles: academic of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, academic of the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences, academic of the Royal Academy of Engineering, academic of the Ukrainian Academy of Engineering Sciences and academic of Churchill College of Cambridge University. Mr. Chan has served as senior consultant of Honda, Samsung and Ford, and chairman of Asia-Pacific Electric Vehicle Association.
Mr. Yu is a professor of Tongji University, director of the National Intelligent New Energy Vehicle Collaborative Innovation Center, Fellow of the China Society of Automotive Engineering. The key expert of the "New Energy Vehicles" of the Ministry of Science and Technology, the vice chairman of the China Automotive Engineering Society, and the director of the 100-member electric vehicle.
"China Express International Science and Technology Commission" aims to bring together the world's top scientists, senior scholars and think tanks to explore future-oriented science and technology, especially artificial intelligence, auto-driving, intelligent transportation and smart cities, for the purpose of changing human future travel and building a better human life. Top-level strategic consultation, such as potential research and judgment, enterprise strategy insight, innovation technology evaluation, science and technology forward-looking research, etc.
Since 1993, Mr. Guan presided over the construction of the Chinese state-owned key laboratory, and was responsible for the development of China's first automobile performance simulator, which passed the national acceptance test with the recognition of being the world leading and Asia’s first. He took the lead in putting forward the modeling theory and simulation method of vehicle dynamics and vehicle speed and control. The research results have been applied to more than ten types of passenger, commercial and military vehicles of mainstream independent-development enterprises in China through the 863 Project Program of the 11th Five-Year Plan and other provincial and ministerial projects.
Mr. Schindler has extensive of experience in urban planning, traffic management and automobile R&D. He was the former Vice President of R&D of BMW in Germany; Dean of the School of Mechanical and Transportation of the Technical University of Berlin, focusing on the transportation and automotive sectors, and cultivating a large number of academic and industry leaders in the European market.
General Manager of the Shanghai Automobile Inspection and Secretary of the Party Committee, Mr. Shen is a well-known automobile engineering expert and a seasoned leader in the industry with nearly 30 years of automotive engineering and development experience. Specifically, in vehicle planning, R&D, technology management, production and manufacturing, vehicle testing and vehicle standards research. Technology accumulation. His "Parallel Hybrid Power Drive System and Its Driving Method" has been awarded the National Invention Certificate and he has received the title of Outstanding Operator of Modern Service Industry in 2016 and 2017.
Our founding team has on average over two decades of industry experience providing in-depth knowledge and capability to our business.
The engineering team has an average professional experience of approximately eight years which is rare in the Chinese market. Unlike mainstream OEMs, we have a team with diverse backgrounds including people from the internet sector, tier-1 suppliers, consumer electronics and financial institutions.
As of April 2020, the company has over 1000 staff, among which more than 65% hold a Masters Degree or above. We are a truly diversified and vibrant team.