Global technology company and self-driving software supplier Aptiv is opening an autonomous mobility center in Shanghai, China, expanding its research and development activities beyond its current facilities in Boston, Las Vegas, and Pittsburgh, USA, and Singapore. The center will focus on development and application of the company’s L4 autonomous driving technology.
“With high market acceptance to autonomous driving in China, we see a strong demand for autonomous driving technologies in the Chinese market,” said Karl Iagnemma, president of Aptiv autonomous mobility.
“We are excited to expand into the Chinese market, bringing our autonomous driving expertise and capabilities to the region. This expansion is significant for China, and globally, as it takes us one step closer to broader adoption of automated mobility.”
To coincide with testing, the company is actively in discussions with potential partners for mapping and commercial deployment of its vehicles in China. This is consistent with the company’s approach in other markets and will enable Aptiv to gain real-world experience with the general public, supporting broader technology and IP development.