In September 2021, Hesai and Aiways signed a strategic cooperation agreement. The two parties will jointly explore the application of automotive-grade lidar for OEM-installed, series production vehicles.
Hesai and Aiways will collaborate on subjects such as hardware equipment and software algorithms, striving to apply ADAS to a wide range of road settings.
By using Hesai's latest generation of automotive-grade, hybrid solid-state lidar solution, Aiways will be able to achieve more sophisticated ADAS.
Hesai and Aiways will jointly explore accurate, safe and convenient ADAS technology, using automotive-grade, hybrid solid-state lidar as an opportunity to make innovation and breakthrough within the autonomous vehicles industry.
Founded in 2017, Aiways is an international electric autonomous vehicle company, while also participating in intelligent travel services. It is committed to using global AI technology to continuously improve user travel experiences, and pioneering the globalization of Chinese electric vehicles. As of August 2021, Aiways has exported a total of 2681 units. Following France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, and Israel, Aiways will continue to expand its oversea markets, including southern Europe and EFTA (European Free Trade Association) national markets. AIways is the first and only Chinese vehicle manufacturer that exports to the EU market in large quantity.