Chinese self-driving startup Neolix Technologies will augment the logistics capabilities of Dubai-headquartered e-commerce site Noon.com, Neolix said in a press release. Under the deal, Neolix will customize its self-driving delivery vans for Noon, which will then deploy the vehicles for deliveries in countries where the company operates.
Noon is the largest e-commerce site operating in the Middle East and North Africa. It ships merchandise to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Egypt.
In May, Neolix began mass production of its Level 4 autonomous driving vehicles that are designed for logistics usage. In L4 self-driving cars, the driver does not need to interfere with any driving operations, and autonomous travel is available under specific conditions, such as designated zones for autonomous vehicles. Neolix claims its 136,000-square-meter plant operates the world’s first production line for L4 vehicles.
The Chinese autonomous vehicle maker said in the press release that there are vehicles for retail, delivery, transportation, and security surveillance in its lineup, adding that it has already delivered more than 150 L4 vehicles to clients. Neolix’s vehicles are used by Huawei and JD.com, according to Bloomberg.