Local Area/Companies Introduction


Suzhou High-Speed Railway New Town Intro (SHNRT) 

Suzhou High Speed Rail New Town (“SHNRT”) was established in 2012 In the Northern core area Xiangcheng District of Suzhou City. It is within one - hour metropolitan area from the circle of major cities in Yangtze River Delta. 

SHNRT is strategically located in the heart of China’s largest automotive cluster in Eastern China, Suzhou. SHNRT is one of Jiangsu’s first Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (“CAV”) pilot areas and its first digital transportation demonstration area. More than 100 CAV enterprises are located in this area, including leading startups such as Qcraft, Momenta, and Plus.ai, Innovusion; and world-renowned companies in their respective areas such as Bosch, Geely Auto, Knorr-Bremse, Renault Nissan Mitsubishi, these companies altogether cover the whole industry chain of autonomous driving algorithms, perception, OEMs and mobility services.

There are more than 5 unicorn and pre-unicorn companies that have been developed here in SHNRT. SHNRT is 1 of 3 5G CAV pilot cities in China; 1 of 4 “DCEP” digital currency pilot cities in China; 1 of 6 Sino-Nippon Sub-national Cooperation & Demonstration cities in China; First ever “Provincial Pilot Area of IoV” in Jiangsu Province; The first “Provincial Digital Transport Demonstration Zone” in Jiangsu Province.


AWS Autonomous Vehicle Industry Digital Acceleration Centre

Amazon Web Services, Inc. , an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ:AMZN), announced its first autonomous vehicle Industry Digital Acceleration Center (IDAC), a AWS branded facility designed to provide comprehensive autonomous specific solutions and resources to customers. 

As automotive enterprises continue to expand globally and revolutionize by adopting cutting edge industry trending technologies such as connected, autonomous, shared, and electric, the need for both digital transformation and getting support to land and doing business in Chinese market have become prominent. Sometimes, just understanding various solutions presented by cloud providers can be difficult and time consuming. In addition, for non-local companies to navigate the many special policies designed as well as regulations set by different level of government and branches can be challenging.

And don’t forget, driving cost down no matter it is IT infrastructure related or business related can often be crucial for enterprise’s success. Many local government in China have seen this challenge businesses are facing as opportunity thus have begun to increase investment and actively promote their industry development plan.

Autonomous vehicle IDAC in Suzhou Xiangcheng District helps solve many of these hassles by providing AWS’s global leading cloud technology and strong beneficial offerings from local government to fuel enterprise’s digital transformation effort, and get their products to market faster while allowing them to comply with China's regulation over autonomous driving data. Enterprises will be able to reduce their overall cost to cloud after they have landed their legal entity locally and reduce business expenditure if they are qualified to government preferential policies. So far, Xiangcheng District has gathered a large number of outstanding enterprises in autonomous industry including Momenta, Tusimple, Plus.ai, GMW (Haomo), and Etc. It has successfully earned its global fame of autonomous industry cluster. 



Established in 2019 at Silicon Valley, Qcraft is a world-leading autonomous driving solutions company. Currently, Qcraft have already tested in more than 10 cities including Silicon Valley, Suzhou, Beijing, Shenzhen, Chongqing and operated in some as well. 

Qcraft now has more than 100 auto-driving cars in the crew, all founders have significant experiences in the autonomous driving industries. Core members at Qcraft have in-depth experiences from Waymo, Tesla, Nvidia, Facebook and other world-renowned companies in their respective industries.


Geographical Location Introduction - Suzhou Overview 

Suzhou, as one of the key central cities in China, bordering Shanghai to the east, Jiaxing to the south, Taihu Lake to the west and the Yangtze River to the north, with a total area of 8657.32 sqkm and a resident population of about 10.7 million. As one of the first famous historical and cultural cities in China, Suzhou is the main birthplace of the Wu culture with a rich history of nearly 2500 years. Since China‘s reform and opening-up, Suzhou has made remarkable achievements in economic development, the GDP of Suzhou achieved US$277 billion in 2019, as the 6th place in China. 

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