Scania and Haylion Technologies are joining forces to develop solutions for the Chinese transport industry in the areas of autonomous driving, electrification and connectivity. The two companies will work in the field of non-fossil fuel powered, mainly electrified, vehicles, autonomous driving and urban bus transport with the aim is to expedite the commercialisation of autonomous driving applications and sustainable transport.
Mats Harborn, Executive Director of Scania China Strategic Office, said “For Scania, this partnership provides unique opportunities to contribute to as well as to learn from the rapid technology development now taking place in China in these strategic areas. We look forward to combining our knowledge and global perspective with the expertise and ambitions of Haylion Technologies.”
Dr Jimmy Hu Jianping, founder and Chairman of Haylion Technologies in a statement said “Gaining excellence in skills through collaboration has always been our principle. We recognise Scania’s leading position in the world’s commercial vehicle industry. I believe that our cooperation will further promote and accelerate China’s development of intelligent vehicles and the Internet of Vehicle (IoV),”
Emergence of China as the largest automotive market and the pace at which the Chinese industry is moving towards advanced vehicle technologies has forced the global companies to increase their footprint in the country. As a result we are witnessing partnerships propping up among the global and the Chinese domestic companies.