China’s booming automotive market has given rise to a wealth of disruptive tech in the autos industry. While Chinese tech giants, including LeEco and Baidu, have set their sights on global domination, some smaller players are looking to solve problems closer to home, including China’s wildly unpredictable vehicles.

For those who’ve experienced China’s roadways first hand, it’s not unusual to see trucks bloated with anything from cardboard to livestock driving alongside three-wheeled micro vehicles, which somehow qualify as roadworthy.

Founded in 2012, Minieye develops what they call a ‘smart eye’ for vehicles, which uses computer vision technologies to anticipate possible collisions, building an algorithm specifically for China’s unpredictable roadways.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.