Dahua Car Startup Raises $290 Million But Questions Abound

Author: Charles Rollet, Published on Dec 03, 2018

Dahua’s electronic car startup LeapMotor raised $290 million in funding this year, it said in an announcement. However, this news raises questions about why Dahua is investing time and resources in a field so different from security.

In this post, we examine:

  • Leap Motor background including Dahua ownership
  • Crowded China electrical car market
  • The probability of manufacturer success in this market
  • Government role in subsidizing electric cars
  • Dahua / Leap's big claims including security / surveillance integration
  • Dahua and Leap jointly developing AI autopilot chip
  • Dahua touting its success in video surveillance as a justification for electric car entrance

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