Geely Chooses Zenuity for Autonomous-Car Software
China’s Geely Auto Group has selected Sweden’s Zenuity AB as its preferred supplier of software for driver-assist and autonomous vehicle software.
Zenuity was launched in 2017 by Geely’s Volvo Cars unit and Autoliv Inc.’s electronics business, now called Veoneer.
Zenuity already does business with Geely Auto and Volvo. The new pact will extend the joint venture’s reach to include Geely’s Lotus and Lynk & Co brands. The company currently employs more than 600 people, Reuters reports.
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Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota Motor Corp., said at CES today that his goal is to transform Toyota from being a car company to becoming a mobility company.
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Visteon Corp. is developing DriveCore, an open platform to control and operate autonomous vehicles.