Dr. Yu Kai, Founder and CEO of Horizon Robotics, has been on the front lines of innovation for autonomous driving for most of the last decade. Dr. Yu, who once worked at NEC’s Silicon Valley laboratory and later started Baidu’s Institute of Deep Learning, established Horizon in 2015. Today, Dr. Yu’s integrated software and hardware solutions can be found in more than 50 mass-produced car models and is used in partnerships with 20+ domestic automakers and 100+ industry partners. Horizon’s network of cooperation includes such well-known automakers as Volkswagen, SAIC, Li Auto, BYD, GWM, Chery and NIO.
Dr. Yu, who maintains unmitigated enthusiasm for the world of automotive technology, also recognizes its limits. “We believe that the goal of technology is not to give power to machines, but to enable human greatness,” he said. Yu sat down recently to discuss the latest automotive trends in automated driving and Horizon’s participation at IAA Mobility.