Arcfox, an electric vehicle brand launched by Chinese automaker BAIC, said on Tuesday it began sending out updates of its Navigation Cruise Assist (NCA) software to owners of the “HI (Huawei Inside)” version of its Alpha S crossovers in Shanghai. Developed by Huawei, the software package relies on information provided by sensors and high-definition maps to navigate dynamic Chinese city streets. China has required companies to apply for licenses to collect geographic data for developing in-car software since September. On Tuesday, tech giants Baidu and Tencent also announced they had received permission from Shanghai authorities to collect and process mapping data for enabling advanced driving technology. [TechNode reporting]