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Hong Kong: Advancing Autonomous Driving and EV Tech  

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The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and a Chinese manufacturer of automobiles formalised a strategic collaboration through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) focused on pioneering automotive research and development. The agreement, signed by CUHK’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Strategic Developments, and the company’s Chief Executive, marks a significant step towards integrating the academic and industrial strengths of both institutions to drive technological advancements and business growth.

The partnership aims to bridge the scientific research capabilities and educational resources of CUHK with the technical and industrial expertise of the company. This collaboration is set to focus on the practical application of research outcomes, facilitating the commercialisation of innovative technologies. Key areas of cooperation include the development of 3D visual inspection systems for automotive parts and advancements in autonomous vehicle technology.

Under the terms of the MOU, CUHK’s T Stone Robotics Institute will play a pivotal role in this joint venture. The institute will engage in extensive collaboration with manufacturers of automobiles in various domains such as personnel training, technology research and development, startup incubation, and the establishment of industry standards. Additionally, the partnership will extend to social services within the automotive sector, reflecting a commitment to societal benefits.

One of the primary goals of this collaboration is to transform innovative research into commercially viable products that benefit both national interests and the broader public. In alignment with this vision, the company will support CUHK in developing a smart campus environment, gradually introducing autonomous driving technologies to enhance the daily experiences of faculty and students. This initiative not only aims to improve campus life but also positions CUHK at the forefront of smart and sustainable transportation solutions.

The Provost of CUHK emphasised the significance of this partnership, highlighting the potential it holds for CUHK’s startups and entrepreneurs in the automotive sector. With the increasing global emphasis on electric vehicles, CUHK is committed to fostering a smart campus environment through the integration of autonomous driving technologies and promoting sustainable transportation methods. The Provost of CUHK reiterated CUHK’s dedication to collaborating with both public and private entities to transform Hong Kong into a global innovation and technology hub.

The Vice Executive Director of the company echoed these sentiments. He underscored the strategic importance of this collaboration, viewing it as a synergistic blend of intellectual and technical prowess. This partnership aligns with President Xi’s strategic vision for Guangxi, aimed at establishing the region as a key strategic area within the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. By strengthening scientific and technological innovation through enhanced cooperation, this collaboration seeks to address critical development needs in the automotive industry.

The two parties plan to leverage their combined resources to conduct joint technical research, nurture talent, and accelerate the transformation and industrialisation of scientific discoveries. This collaborative effort is expected to meet emerging challenges and seize new opportunities, ultimately contributing to a more technologically advanced and innovative future.

The partnership represents a forward-looking approach to integrating educational and industrial expertise, driving technological innovation, and fostering sustainable development within the automotive industry.

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