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China’s Geely and Mercedes Benz launch $780M joint venture to produce EV under same brand

On Wednesday, Mercedes-Benz and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co Ltd stated, they would each invest $388.77 million (2.7 billion yuan) in a China-based venture to build “premium and intelligent electrified” vehicles under the smart brand. The 50:50 joint venture has already got regulatory approval and will be based in the Chinese coastal city of Ningbo,…

Huawei launches world’s first 5G communication hardware for automobiles

Huawei’s modile, based on its Balong 5000 5G chip, is aimed at establishing itself as a key supplier for parts for the upcoming connected car industry. On Monday, in a development that further underscores China’s ambition to position Huawei Technologies as a vehicle to further its global ambitions, the embattled tech giant stated, it has…

China’s Didi Chuxing signs strategic cooperation agreement with German automotive supplier Continental AG

The collaboration is aimed at building next-gen purpose-built electric-vehicles for Didi’s services. On Tuesday, China’s Didi Chuxing, a ride-sharing company, disclosed it has signed an agreement with German automotive supplier Continental AG to co-develop connected vehicles and design purpose-built electric vehicles (EVs) for Didi’s services. “Based on DiDi’s practical experience on mobility as well as…

China’s Tianjin plans on setting up a $16 billion fund for the AI industry

By 2025, China aims to displace U.S. dominance in the artificial intelligence industry. On Thursday, China’s news agency Xinhua stated, Tianjin plans on setting up funds worth $16 billion (100 billion yuan) to support the artificial intelligence industry. By 2025, China wants to become the world leader in artificial intelligence and displace the United States…