Bosch, Alibaba team up to promote automated valet parking tech in China
On September 20, Chinese tech giant Alibaba Group and Bosch inked an memorandum of understanding (MoU) at the 2018 Computing Conference to jointly push forward the implementation of the smart infrastructure-based automated valet parking technology in China.
The automated valet parking technology allows a vehicle to park by itself without human driver's manipulation. Using the futuristic technology, a driver could make a car park at the designated location by delivering the instruction with his mobile phone, while he doesn’t need to step into the parking lot.
This technology is expected to create more value-added services for car owners, such as vehicle maintenance and goods delivery. Besides, it will also help enhance the driving safety at parking lots. Several days ago, Bosch and Daimler announced that they have successfully launched their joint automated valet parking pilot in Beijing.
“We are glad to reach strategic cooperation with Bosch on intelligent transportation solutions and we will work together to promote the automated valet parking technology in China. Alibaba has rich technology resources in cloud computing and automotive operating system fields. We believe that the cooperation with Bosch will further popularize Internet cars in China,” said Hu Xiaoming, president of Alibaba Cloud and AliOS.
Under the partnership, Bosch will provide Alibaba with the advanced automated valet parking technology and its capabilities in systems engineering and IoT (Internet of Things). The Chinese tech giant will let Bosch enjoy its technologies and experience in cloud computing, data analysis and on-board intelligent connectivity. Going forward, both parties will jointly explore the development opportunities in connected transportation and smart city to serve Chinese consumers and global markets. 
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