Mobility technology company Aptiv has announced plans to test and develop autonomous vehicles in Shanghai, with the opening of its China Autonomous Mobility Center.
The opening will extend Aptiv’s current autonomous driving operations, with Shanghai joining Boston, Singapore, Pittsburgh and Las Vegas as one of the company’s major engineering hubs for autonomous driving.
“With high market acceptance to autonomous driving in China, we see a strong demand for autonomous driving technologies in the Chinese market,” said 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.”
The company is in discussions with potential partners for the mapping and commercial deployment of its vehicles in China.
Aptiv began operations in China in 1993, and has a strong engineering and manufacturing presence in the country.