The lab, which will be situated in the FAW Group Research and Development Centre, will research power train, chassis, safety, car body, car infotainment, and new-energy technologies, as well as other automotive applications. It will accelerate the development between FAW and STMicroelectronics of advanced automotive-electronics technologies such as ECU (Engine Control Units), TCU (Transmission Control Unit) and EPS (Electric Power Steering), which ould add more value to FAW's automobiles.     
 
"China is a huge market for automotive semiconductors and China's automotive shipments have ranked No. 1 worldwide for three consecutive years," said Jun Li, deputy chief engineer and director of FAW R&D Centre. "Today, automotive safety and comfort are attracting increased attention from consumers and the market for automotive electronics is also growing dramatically. The cooperation between FAW and ST will drive our innovation in automotive-electronics technologies to support our development of optimized products at competitive cost, while strengthening our technological competences by overcoming technical constraints."