Honda China is to collaborate with AutoX on autonomous driving research in China including vehicle testing on public roads. Honda will provide its Accord and Aspire vehicles which will utilize AutoX’s AV technology.
AutoX is focusing on Level 4 autonomous driving in China and via the partnership, Honda will adopt and leverage AutoX’s technology and experience in the testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles in some the most populated cities in China. Through the tests, Honda hopes to deepen its understanding of China’s traffic environment, establish the public acceptance and safety of autonomous driving technology, and seek new autonomous driving technology solutions.
In China, Honda began to apply ‘Honda Sensing’ ADAS to its range of products in 2015, and is currently preparing to deploy its next-generation systems compatible with autonomous technology Level 3 in the Japanese market.
AutoX says it has a mission of ‘Democratizing Autonomy’ to provide universal access to transportation of people and goods. In January, it launched the world’s second, and China’s first and only, fully driverless RoboTaxi service that is open to the public.