Scania and Haylion Technologies partner in developing autonomous and electrified vehicles
Scania announced it will collaborate with Haylion Technologies, which focuses on solutions for the Chinese transport industry, in the areas of autonomous driving, electrification, and connectivity.
"For Scania, this partnership provides unique opportunities to contribute to, as well as to learn from, the rapid technology development now taking place in China in these strategic areas. We look forward to combining our knowledge and global perspective with the expertise and ambitions of Haylion Technologies," said Mats Harborn, Executive Director of the Scania China Strategic Office.
Scania and Haylion Technologies will join forces in the field of non-fossil fuel powered, mainly electrified, vehicles; autonomous driving; and urban bus transport. The common aim is to expedite the commercialization of autonomous driving applications and sustainable transport.
"Gaining excellence in skills through collaboration has always been our principle. We recognize Scania's leading position in the world's commercial vehicle industry. I believe that our cooperation will further promote and accelerate China's development of intelligent vehicles and the Internet of Vehicle (IoV)," said Dr. Jimmy Hu Jianping, Founder and Chairman of Haylion Technologies.
Haylion Technologies has, together with Gortune Investment Co. Ltd., established a team of specialists in artificial intelligence, automotive manufacturing, communications, and public transport. This team focuses on autonomous driving technology, concept verification, and industrialization. Haylion Techonologies' main focus is developing comprehensive solutions for public transport by electrified, autonomous, and connected buses.
Since the end of 2017, Haylion Technologies has conducted trials with intelligent buses on public roads together with the Shenzhen Bus Group, AlphaBa.