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Geely has launched satellites to boost autonomous cars and connectivity around the globe

China’s Geely Holding Group’s latest venture into space technology is making headlines as it takes a giant leap in automotive innovation. The company, known for its bold strides in the automotive industry, announced on Saturday that it successfully launched 11 satellites in low-earth orbit. Geely is making its second significant venture into the universe, with a goal of transforming how we navigate and connect, not only on the road but in various areas of our digital lives.

72 satellite launches are planned by the company by 2025

Geely’s ambition to construct a high-tech canopy overhead was indicated by the soaring into the sky of these satellites from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan. The company’s vision for 2025 is a constellation of 72 satellites, with long-term goals reaching 240. These satellites are not just any satellite; they are equipped with AI and able to provide crisp remote sensing images from space, which is a promise to redefine precision in autonomous driving and beyond.

Not only is Geely making a major leap, but China’s private space sector is also making significant strides. China has experienced a surge in commercial space ventures after opening its doors to private investment in 2014. Geely’s satellite network is an ambitious endeavor, but it is also part of a broader story of innovation and competition in the skies above.

The orbit of these satellites is complemented by advanced navigation for self-driving cars. Enhancing connectivity for consumer electronics is what they promise, creating a picture of the future where our cars, phones, and devices will be more interconnected than ever.