Vingroup, the conglomerate founded by Vietnam’s first billionaire, Phạm Nhật Vượng, became the second and currently 57th company to receive a license to test autonomous vehicles on all public roads in California.
Vingroup began in 1993 as a manufacturer of pasta, and over the years expanded its product offerings to include electric scooters. In 2017, the company surprised everyone by announcing its intention to enter the car manufacturing business…. In 2020, Vingroup sold 29,485 vehicles under the VinFast brand. In January 2021, the company revealed plans to launch three electric SUVs under the names VF31, VF32 and VF33, which will also have autopilot features such as steering, parking assistance and 3D mapping thanks to Nvidia chips. The electric cars are to be delivered in Vietnam from November 2021, and. to U.S., Canadian and European customers from June 2022.
This article was also published in German.