SenseTime sets up autonomous driving site in Japan

Leading China-based AI company SenseTime has unveiled an autonomous driving park in Joso, Japan.  The testing course will be used to develop autonomous driving technology and conduct road tests of autonomous vehicles.A historic city around 50km from Tokyo, Joso is near Tsukuba Science City, the most prestigious scientific research centre in Japan.

The AI Autonomous Driving Park transformed from a city-owned driving academy to become a driving academy for AI and an R&D centre for developing smart-driving technologies. The facility will be open to the public where residents can witness and experience the most advanced autonomous driving technologies.

“We are glad to have the company (SenseTime) setting up an R&D centre for autonomous driving in our city. I believe autonomous driving vehicles will bring not only revolutionary changes to our traffic system, but also solutions to regional traffic problems. With the help of SenseTime, I look forward to seeing autonomous cars running on the roads of Joso. We will give full support to make it happen,” said Takeshi Kandatsu, Mayor of Joso.

“SenseTime will make best use of the testing course to develop autonomous driving technology. We will also deepen our cooperation with the community to create employment opportunities and make contributions to the society through technology innovations,” said Shihong Lao, CEO of SenseTime Japan and General Manager of Automobile Business Division.

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