Scania, Haylion Link Up
By David Lubach02 February 2018
Swedish truck, bus and engine maker Scania will collaborate with Haylion Technologies, which focuses on solutions for the Chinese transport industry in the areas of autonomous driving, electrification and connectivity.
The pair will join forces in the field of nonfossil fuel powered, mainly electrified, vehicles, autonomous driving and urban bus transport. Scania said the companies’ common aim is to accelerate the commercialization of autonomous driving applications and sustainable transport.
“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 Scania’s China Strategic Office.
He added:”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 and 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 its industrialization. Haylion Techonologies’ main focus is developing comprehensive solutions for public transport by electrified, autonomous and connected buses, the company said. Since the end of 2017, Haylion Technologies is conducting trials with intelligent buses on public roads together with the Shenzhen Bus Group “AlphaBa,” which, Haylion said is seen as industry breakthrough.