Geely Holdings is tapping Zenuity, the joint venture between Volvo and Swedish technology company Veoneer, as its preferred driver assistance and autonomous vehicle software supplier for its range of car brands.
The will mean Zenuity’s software will likely end up in vehicles under the brands Geely Holdings owns including Geely, Geometry, Volvo, performance brand Polestar, Lotus and the subscription-based automaker Lynk & Co. Geely Holdings’ total group sales last year were 2.15 million vehicles, according to the company.
The supplier partnership solidifies business for Zenuity as it goes up against more established players in the industry. And it also hints at where some of Geely’s car brands are headed. Zenuity also confirmed Wednesday that it plans to provide software that will allow unsupervised driving for Volvo’s next generation of cars.
Earlier this year, Zenuity received approval to test self-driving Volvos on Swedish highways. The tests will be done by trained drivers, with their hands off the steering wheel at a maximum speed of 80 km/h.
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