Chinese autonomous aerial vehicle developer EHang has formed a strategic partnership with Thailand conglomerate Charoen Pokphand Group (CP Group) to establish a joint venture to develop urban air mobility operations in Thailand.

The partnership opens up cooperation opportunities in areas such as autonomous aerial vehicle product sales and marketing, regulatory compliance, business development, infrastructure deployment and talent creation in Thailand and overseas markets.

As a leading tech and innovative multinational conglomerate based in Thailand, CP Group covers various sectors of agriculture-industry and food, retail and distribution, media and telecommunications, e-commerce and digital, property development, automotive and industrial products and pharmaceuticals.

“EHang’s innovative technologies are of great significance, which can be applied to various fields including tourism, logistics, healthcare, disaster mitigation and agriculture,” said Jiraporn Sudanich, consul-general of the Royal Thai Consulate-General in Guangzhou.

“I believe that the cooperation between EHang and CP Group will enrich the industrial chain of robotic technology in Thailand, and I also expect to see EHang bring new vitality to the development of Thailand’s technology industry in the future.”

Thanakorn Seriburi, senior vice chairman of CP Group, added, “We’ve made a step further toward our commitment to driving our businesses, society, and the environment closer to sustainability and exploring a new zero-carbon air mobility mode for the community.”