Luokung Technology Corp., one of the global leading spatial-temporal big-data processing technology companies, a leading interactive location-based services company in China, announced that Ford Motor Corp. has selected Luokung’s subsidiary eMapgo Technologies (Beijing) Co. Ltd. (EMG) as the only provider for Ford China so far to utilize its proprietary autonomous driving HD map service capabilities to be used in Ford vehicles sold in the Chinese market. EMG will receive a fee for each car sold using its technology and service.
EMG will support Ford’s Connected Blue Zone (CBZ) autonomous driving project. The CBZ is the first autonomous driving commercial project of Ford in China. It is SAE-Level 2.5+, allowing autonomous driving on the highway. The project is expected to be launched in 2021. EMG will not only provide HD seed map for CBZ, but also provide online incremental data updates through OTA technology, providing real-time mapping technology and strong support for the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) system, CBZ Blue Line retention system, driver attention retention system, etc. EMG helps to make it possible for drivers to free their hands when driving on the highway.
“We are pleased that a global leading automaker in autonomous driving has selected our technology and service as a key component of the autonomous driving experience,” said by Hongbin Lu, CEO of EMG. “The market in China is enormous and we are excited to work with Ford as it positions itself to capitalize as an early entrant in this rapidly growing market.”