Neolix to test autonomous vehicles in Saudi, UAE
China's Neolix signed a preliminary agreement with Middle East e-commerce company noon to test autonomous vehicles in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Neolix will build driverless vehicles customized for the region's weather conditions, where temperatures can soar above 50 degrees Celsius in the summer.
Noon, a joint venture between Saudi Arabia's sovereign Public Investment Fund and Dubai billionaire Mohamed Alabbar, will focus on “last mile delivery” of the vehicles in select areas of Abu Dhabi and Dubai over the next few weeks.
Neolix and noon signed the agreement during the state visit of Emirati crown prince Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nahyan to China.