The devices can also be used to collecting driving data such as route choice and emergency braking to improve traffic management.
Nio’s founder said the company will enhance the efficiency of its business operations to develop next-generation products.
Following the partnership, AutoX will be testing its technology on three continents.
Changsha and Guangzhou are the two major Chinese cities aiming to rise above the rest in the country’s AV race.
Mapping has become a key stepping stone for companies looking to expand in the mobility services sector.
AutoX and Pony.ai had also granted first batch of licenses to conduct road testing in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou.
The city ranked second among Chinese cities in car production with nearly 2.97 million units in 2018.
The nearly 150-page document covers 12 areas including cybersecurity, driver-vehicle handovers, data recording, and component failures.
The partnership will involve research and applications in the field of smart vehicles, training, and academic exchange.
By 2020, half of all new cars on China’s roads are expected to be autonomous or semi-autonomous.