Chinese car maker Xpeng Motors has announced a partnership with US chipmaker Nvidia to develop Level 3 autonomous driving technology in China.
Set to be the world’s biggest market for self-driving cars, China is investing heavily in new technology to expedite autonomous technology to market.
With Nvidia being a leading name in artificial intelligence, Xpeng Motors will develop the software for Chinese road conditions to bring advanced autonomous driving systems such as parking pilot, traffic jam pilot, auto lane change and highway pilot to its models by 2020.
“Our mission is to lead the innovation of intelligent vehicles and make them widely available for Chinese consumers. We are very excited about working with the world’s leading players in this field and are confident that this partnership will accelerate our technology advancement,” said Dr Gu Junli, vice president of autonomous driving at Xpeng Motors.
“Independent research capability is one of our core competences. Understanding China’s specific user scenarios is critical in developing smart driving solutions for Chinese consumers and we strive to provide them with the best driving experience,” Junli added.