China Tech Digest: GAC, Huawei To Develop Self-driving Vehicles; Brain-Computer Interface Project Launched in Shanghai

GAC Group cooperates with Huawei to jointly develop L4 self-driving vehicles

Guangzhou Automobile Group announced that it will cooperate with Chinese smartphone maker Huawei to jointly develop L4 self-driving vehicles and plans to mass-produce them in 2024.

Didi plans to submit documents for listing in U.S. this month

According to market sources, Didi Chuxing plans to submit documents for listing in the United States this month.

China’s sales of new energy vehicles in 2021 is expected to be 2 million units

According to Joint Advisory Committee of China Passenger Car Market, the sales of China’s new energy vehicles in 2021 will be 2 million units, showing a high start, and the month-on-month trend was better than expected, mainly driven by the launch of new products.

Production and sales of Chinese new energy vehicles last month continue to refresh the historical records

According to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), the production and sales of Chinese new energy vehicles in March were 216,000 and 226,000, an increase of 2.5 times and 2.4 times respectively year-on-year, continuing to refresh the historical records of the month. From the perspective of subdivided models, pure electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid vehicles this month also continued to refresh the historical production and sales records.

"Carbon neutrality" may accelerate the application of hydrogen energy, an eightfold increase in demand in 2050

According to CITIC Securities’ research report, under the promotion of the "carbon neutral" pledge, hydrogen energy may gradually enter the energy stage, and it will have abundant applications in traditional high-energy-consuming industrial technological innovation, transportation, energy storage and construction. It is expected the overall demand for hydrogen energy will increase 8 times over the next thirty years.

TikTok announces a new partnership with data connectivity platform LiveRamp

Chinese video-sharing platform TikTok announced the establishment of a new partnership with LiveRamp, a data connectivity platform, to provide brand owners with more ways to connect audience data to TikTok’s tools. According to reports, LiveRamp provides cross-platform data solutions for brands.

Brain-computer interface joint research project launched in Shanghai

The joint research project of brain-computer interface portable neurofeedback system training held by National Children’s Medical Center-Shanghai Children’s Medical Center affiliated to Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine and related technology companies was officially launched, which will bring new ideas to children’s brain development diagnosis and treatment in China and the world.

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