The Beijing-based company has been backed by a list of prominent investors, and is among several players to test autonomous vehicle systems for hauling freight at domestic harbors.
Qcraft and Cowarobot, two Chinese self-driving car companies, talked to TechNode about the sector’s challenges at the BEYOND Expo.
The deployment of autonomous vehicles on a familiar ride-hailing app might help Pony.ai get closer to making money from its pilot projects.
Chinese startup WeRide is testing a self-driving cargo van that can carry out delivery services, partnering with automaker JMC and courier ZTO
Nvidia’s Drive Orin chipsets will underpin the hardware suite that will be fitted in QCraft’s next-generation self-driving car fleet.
Neolix, a startup developing AVs for delivery services, said on Wednesday it has raised ‘hundreds of millions of RMB’ from Softbank Ventures Asia.
The two-year-old company plans to expand its test fleet to more than 100 vehicles by year-end.
“The window of opportunity is fleeting. More efforts need to be made to push forward legal reform and open bottleneck on AVs,” Li added.
QCraft launched a robobus project in the eastern city of Wuxi on Oct. 23. TechNode got a look at the driverless future with a ride on one of its buses.
The release of China’s first guidelines for commercial services of robotaxis could establish a state framework for self-driving tech.