The development of autonomous and electrified vehicles for the Chinese market is the horizon of Scania’s partnership with Haylion Technologies, a company committed in the development of solutions for the Chinese transport sector, with a focus on autonomous driving, electrification and connectivity. In a few words: smart vehicles, among wich smart buses.
Scania, the focus on alternative fuels
Scania and Haylion Technologies, as the companies state, will join forces in the field of non-fossil fuelled vehicles, especially electrified vehicles, driverless and urban passenger transport. The common goal is to accelerate the commercialization of self-driven transport applications and the transition towards a sustainable transport system.
Haylion Technologies, together with Gortune Investment Co. Ltd, has created a team of experts in artificial intelligence, automotive manufacturing, communication and public transport. This team will focus on self-driven technology, model verification and industrialization. The main focus of Haylion Techonologies is to develop a complete public transport solution with electrified, connected, smart buses.
The bus of the future? It’s a smart bus!
Since the end of 2017, Haylion Technologies has been testing using smart buses on public roads with the Shenzhen Bus Group, a real breakthrough in the industry.
“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,“ says Mats Harborn, Executive Director of Scania China Strategic Office.
“Gaining excellence in skills through collaboration has always been our principle. We recognise 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),” says Dr Jimmy Hu Jianping, founder and Chairman of Haylion Technologies.