Aptiv, a global technology company based in Ireland with its North American headquarters in Troy, today announced it has established a China Autonomous Mobility Center in Shanghai to further autonomous driving capabilities to the Chinese market.
The opening of Aptiv’s mobility center in China extends the company’s autonomous driving operations, joining Boston, Singapore, Pittsburgh, and Las Vegas as the company’s major autonomous driving engineering hubs.
The center will focus on development and application of the company’s L4 autonomous driving technology.
“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. “This expansion is significant for China, and globally, as it takes us one step closer to broader adoption of automated mobility.”
To coincide with testing, the company says it is actively in discussions with potential partners for mapping and commercial deployment of Aptiv’s vehicles in China. This is consistent with the company’s approach in other markets, allowing Aptiv to gain real-world experience with the general public and supports broader technology and IP development, two critical components to grow commercial deployment and develop future mobility solutions.
Aptiv began operations in China in 1993, and has an engineering and manufacturing presence in the country with advanced safety, connectivity and security, infotainment and user experience systems, as well as electrical architectures for both internal combustion and new energy vehicles.