News Highlights: Drone company DJI is reportedly working on self-driving technology
BEIJING / SHENZHEN, China – China’s SZ DJI Technology, the world’s largest drone maker, is building a technical team to work on self-driving technologies, according to job openings and people familiar with the company’s strategy.
The Shenzhen-based company is hiring engineers for automotive electronics, autonomous driving and in-car software, according to job postings posted on the website.
Three people said DJI plans to sell driver assistance systems such as lidar sensors, an important part of self-driving cars, and packaged solutions for autonomous driving functions.
All sources spoke on the condition of anonymity as the details are not yet public.
DJI said it had no new announcements at this point.
DJI has been developing lidar technology and cameras for years, two of the sources added.
In 2020, Livox, a startup with links to DJI, showed two lidar sensors for autonomous vehicles at a Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
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