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BMW, Tencent to open computing centre in China for self-driving cars

BMW, Tencent to open computing centre in China for self-driving cars
FILE PHOTO: The logo of BMW carmaker is seen on a vehicle in Cairo, Egypt May 19, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany   -   Copyright  MOHAMED ABD EL GHANY(Reuters)
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BEIJING (Reuters) – German automaker BMW and Chinese online gaming giant Tencent Holdings are teaming up to launch a computing centre in China that will help develop self-driving cars in the world’s biggest auto market, the companies said on Friday.

The computing centre, which will start operations by the end of the year, will provide cars with data-crunching capabilities to help them drive semi-autonomously and, eventually, autonomously.

(Reporting By Norihiko Shirouzu; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)

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