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US-based Pony.ai To Bring Autonomous Mobility To Luxembourg

Xavier Bettel, minister of foreign affairs and foreign trade, and Lex Delles, minister of economy, SMEs, energy, and tourism have signed an agreement with Pony.ai, which intends to establish significant operations, including its European data center in Luxembourg.




Author: Louis Juste


Pony.ai, a world leader in autonomous driving technology is set to establish, among other things, a European center of excellence in R&D in Luxembourg. 

“We aim to bring to this partnership our cutting-edge AV technology, comprehensive training programs, and a commitment to establish a regional hub in Luxembourg as we continue our global expansion.”Pony.ai co-founder and CEO Dr. James Peng

Signed during the first part of their working visit to California in the United States, this agreement aims to strengthen the company’s capabilities within the European Union and to develop tailor-made solutions for European users. 


Autonomous driving pioneer


“We aim to make the Grand Duchy a pioneering European country in terms of autonomous driving,” said Lex Delles, minister of economy, SMEs, energy, and tourism.


Next to its R&D center, the company also plans to establish its sales, maintenance, and support operations in the Grand Duchy and to expand its European data center in Luxembourg, focusing on secure, efficient processing that complies with national and European requirements in the sector.


“There is synergy between Pony.ai’s technical expertise and the government’s national development strategies which aim to catalyze research and technological development, local job creation, skills development, and sustainable economic growth,” said Xavier Bettel, minister of foreign affairs and foreign trade.


Founded in 2016, Pony.ai already has robotaxis and robotruck pilot projects which are set to be mass-produced in China with Toyota.


About the Author:

Louis Juste, is a tech journalist with a strong passion for climate technology topics, sustainability, greentech, and the future of our economy. His insightful articles explore innovative solutions for a sustainable future, shedding light on the intersection of technology and environmental issues. Louis's expertise and commitment to raising awareness contribute to driving conversations about creating a more sustainable world.


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