Audi, the luxury car brand by Volkswagen, has signed an MOU with China’s three largest tech names, Alibaba, Tencent and Baidu, as they seek to expand their China-based connected car research.

The agreement, inked on Sunday in Shanghai, involved the three tech giants along with Audi parent company FAW-Volkswagen, and  lays out plans for future cooperation on connected car technology. 

“China has become an important lead market for digital technologies. Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent are strong innovators,” said Joachim Wedler, President of Audi China in a release.

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Cate Cadell

Cate is a tech writer. She worked as a journalist in Australia, Mongolia and Myanmar. You can reach her (in Chinese or English) at: @catecadell or catecadell@technode.com