An automaker launched last year by firms including tech giant Tencent Holdings Ltd has poached autonomous driving personnel from Google and Daimler AG, marking China’s latest high-profile hires in the race to make self-driving cars, Reuters reports. Tech firms are encroaching on the auto sector as cars become increasingly reliant on digital technology, with Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and internet search provider Baidu Inc funding automotive ventures. A relaxation of restrictions on non-automakers producing electric cars in China has also encouraged more entrants. Video streamer cum automaker Le Holdings Co, or LeEco, unveiled an electric self-driving concept car ahead of the Beijing motor show, which ends on Wednesday.
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