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Honda Teams With AI Firm on Self-Driving Cars

December 17, 2017

Though based in Tokyo, Honda maintains North American headquarters in Torrance, Calif. Chinese firm SenseTime operates eight offices throughout Asia, including Hong Kong, Beijing and Tokyo. Photo courtesy of Honda.
Though based in Tokyo, Honda maintains North American headquarters in Torrance, Calif. Chinese firm SenseTime operates eight offices throughout Asia, including Hong Kong, Beijing and Tokyo. Photo courtesy of Honda.

SenseTime, a Chinese firm specializing in artificial intelligence, announced it has signed a long-term research and development deal with Honda to build self-driving cars.

The partnership will combine Honda’s vehicle control system with SenseTime’s artificial intelligence algorithms to create autonomous driving solutions rooted in computer vision technologies, according to SenseTime.

The two companies will also collaborate on robot technology. Honda is set to showcase its progress on robotics during the Consumer Electronics Show next month in Las Vegas.

In June, Honda said it plans to deliver fully autonomous vehicles by 2025.

“Safety is the utmost priority when it comes to driving, and it also constitutes the core of our autonomous driving solution,” said SenseTime Japan CEO Lao Shihong. “By combining SenseTime’s strengths in computer vision technologies with Honda’s superior vehicle control technologies, we will together enable a safe and pleasant autonomous driving experience.”

SenseTime, which holds patents for autonomous driving, has also developed chips and embedded systems for smart AI cars, the company said.

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