Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has made notable advancements in its first self-made car, according to its supplier Changchun Faway Automobile Components Co., Ltd. In response to a question about its collaboration with Xiaomi, the supplier said, “we are actively engaging in business communication with Xiaomi, and our subsidiaries are involved in procurement matters related to Xiaomi’s first vehicle. The quotation for Xiaomi’s first model is complete.” The supplier’s information indicates that the production of Xiaomi’s car is progressing steadily. According to the plan outlined by Lu Weibing, president of Xiaomi Group, the company will test its car during both summer and winter of this year, with a targeted launch expected in the first half of 2024. As early as May of this year, Lu had already said that Xiaomi’s car development was making smooth progress and it was expected to meet or slightly surpass the company’s initial timeline. [IT Home, in Chinese]