Chinese self-driving startup has raised an undisclosed amount as part of its ongoing Series D, which currently gives the company a valuation of $8.5 billion, a jump of over 65% from the previous round, according to an announcement released Monday. The six-year-old company also said in the announcement that it will expand its testing fleet of autonomous cars for passengers and heavyweight trucks for cargo transport services in both China and the US. Backed by Japan’s Toyota, the Guangzhou and California-based company pocketed $367 million in a Series C from investors including Brunei’s sovereign wealth fund in early 2021. [ release]