Chinese automobile giant, GAC Motors is reportedly planning to launch its first autonomous self-driving car after 2024. The company is collaborating with Huawei Technologies for its autonomous driving technology.
According to a report by Reuters, the announcement was made yesterday at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show by GAC’s General Manager, Feng Xingya. Furthermore, he revealed the company's aim to convert half of its sales to electric in 2035, with hybrid cars accounting for the rest.
Huawei is long known to be working on autonomous driving technology and aims to develop supplementing technology rather than building its own car. As per an SCMP report, the Chinese tech giant will invest US$1 billion in researching self-driving and electric-car technologies, stimulating its plans to compete with Tesla and Xiaomi in the world’s biggest vehicle arena.
Huawei’s autonomous-driving technology has already surpassed Tesla’s in certain aspects, for instance by allowing cars to cruise for more than 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) without human intervention. Additionally, Huawei is also set to partner with BAIC Group, Chongqing Changan Automobile Co, and Guangzhou Automobile Group Co.