The move signals the beginning of large-scale AV tests on public roads.
Zhong Xuedan, vice president of Tencent Auto Intelligence, was appointed head of the team.
Nearly 80% of drones in the US and Canada are made by DJI, the world’s largest commercial drone maker based in Shenzhen.
The company is the latest tech firm to announce plans to test robotaxis in China.
The relationship between tech companies and automakers has been bumpy.
Mapping has become a key stepping stone for companies looking to expand in the mobility services sector.
Auto tech companies are stepping up efforts to roll out commercial self-driving taxi service to help recoup costs.
Machine-learning applications powered by large datasets play a critical role in planning safer, smarter transport networks.
The partnership will involve research and applications in the field of smart vehicles, training, and academic exchange.
Automated deliveries are part of a wider effort to increase efficiency and accuracy in the logistics industry.