Tesla rival Xpeng Motors looking at making own autonomous driving chips


GUANGZHOU, China — Chinese electric carmaker Xpeng Motors is looking into making its own semiconductors for autonomous driving to stay ahead of the competition, a top executive at the company told CNBC.

The comments come after technology news website 36Kr reported that Xpeng had assembled a small team to develop semiconductors.

Xinzhou Wu, vice president in charge of autonomous driving at Xpeng, said the company is looking into various technologies, including autonomous driving chips.

“Well, I cannot say too much about that … the competition in China market is fierce … so we are looking at all options. What are the best ways to keep our advantage in the competition? So so far we are…


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