Machine-learning applications powered by large datasets play a critical role in planning safer, smarter transport networks.
The results are a triumph for tech giants including Qualcomm, Ericsson, and Huawei.
Huawei has formed alliances with automakers including state-owned FAW, SAIC Motor, and Volvo beginning late last year.
Alibaba made its first foray into the autonomous driving market in April 2018, testing Level 4 driverless technologies.
Baidu CEO Robin Li said in 2017 that the company would seek to spin off its self-driving unit when it is mature enough.
Zhong Xuedan, vice president of Tencent Auto Intelligence, was appointed head of the team.
Mapping has become a key stepping stone for companies looking to expand in the mobility services sector.
Nearly 80% of drones in the US and Canada are made by DJI, the world’s largest commercial drone maker based in Shenzhen.
The Chinese internet giant is evolving into a major international player in AI and autonomous driving.
Partnerships with global players can give China access to talent and tech knowhow it lacks.