Aptiv establishes its China Autonomous Mobility Center
Aptiv has announced the establishment of its China Autonomous Mobility Center, which will focus on the development and application of Aptiv’s L4 autonomous driving technology.
With the opening of the China Autonomous Mobility Center, Aptiv is extending its autonomous driving operations to China, which will join Boston, Singapore, Pittsburgh and Las Vegas as one of Aptiv’s major autonomous driving engineering hubs.
“With high market acceptance to autonomous driving in China, we see a strong demand for autonomous driving technologies in the Chinese market.” says Karl Iagnemma, president of Aptiv Autonomous Mobility.
“We are excited to expand to the Chinese market, bringing our autonomous driving expertise and capabilities to the region. This expansion is significant for China, and globally, as it takes us one step closer to broader adoption of automated mobility.”
To go along with testing, Aptiv is in discussions with potential partners for mapping and commercial deployment of the company’s vehicles in China, which is consistent with the company’s approach in other markets.
This allows Aptiv to obtain real-world experience with the general public and supports broader technology and IP development; both of which are integral to the growth of commercial deployment, and the development of future mobility technologies.
Since last year, Aptiv, in partnership with ride-hailing app, Lyft, has provided rides to consumers in Las Vegas. The company is also conducting Automated Mobility on Demand research, development and testing in Boston, Pittsburgh and Singapore.
Aptiv’s commercial program has provided 40,000 paid autonomous rides thus far, servicing more than 2,100 destinations across the city of Las Vegas and Clark County. All this has been achieved while maintaining a nearly perfect average passenger rating of 4.95 out of five stars.