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CES 2020

Chinese companies flex their self-driving muscle at CES 2020

Robotaxi startup AutoX unveils fleet with new sensors from drone giant DJI

AutoX says cheaper sensors from drone titan DJI will make mass production of self-driving cars a reality soon. (Photo by Yifan Yu)

LAS VEGAS -- Chinese startup AutoX says mass production of self-driving cars will be a reality "soon" thanks to a tie-up on affordable sensors with compatriot DJI, the world's leading consumer drone maker.

DJI, which controls more than 60% of the global market for consumer drones, rolled out two light detection and ranging, or LIDAR, sensors at the CES electronics show in Las Vegas. The new sensors are priced at one-tenth of what LIDAR sensors with similar capabilities already on the market cost.

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