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Tencent builds autonomous driving team in Silicon Valley

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Tencent Holding, which is a Chinese technology company, is now recruiting self-driving car engineers in the Palo Alto, and California which is going to join a crowded field of the corporation for talent in the core heart of the Silicon Valley.

Silicon Valley is a central hub for the research and testing of the autonomous vehicles, with around 100 companies to test such cars on the California roads. But according to the records, as of the last month did not show the Tencent had an autonomous vehicle testing permit.

“We are building a research team for our Auto-drive Team based in Palo Alto, CA,” the company said in job advertisements on LinkedIn. There are at least nine postings on LinkedIn for engineering positions in areas including motion planning, sensor fusion, vehicle intelligence, and machine learning.

According to the Linkedin page, the job posting dates back between two weeks and a month ago. Tencent has also declined to comment on the plans of the self-driving cars in Silicon Valley.

Tencent Chinese rival Baidu was also one of the first new gen of the Chinese companies to set up a base in Silicon Valley in the year 2011. It already has an autonomous vehicle testing permit in the city California.

According to Chinese state news agency Xinhua in May, Tencent got the green light by the southern city of Shenzhen to test self-driving cars on some public roads. Tencent is headquartered in Shenzhen.

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