“The window of opportunity is fleeting. More efforts need to be made to push forward legal reform and open bottleneck on AVs,” Li added.
The launch marks a first milestone for the world’s largest maker of consumer drones in its push into the Chinese EV space.
Baidu received the country’s first permit for commercial robotaxi services, a major milestone for Chinese self-driving car industry.
Chinese self-driving car startup Deeproute announced Tuesday that it had raised more than $300 million in a Series B led by Alibaba.
BYD partners with US autonomous driving startup Nuro to make electric robocars for goods delivery services.
The incident potentially delivers another blow to the company’s reputation following a high-profile accident involving a Nio car last year.
The introduction of Huawei’s automated driving software will test whether the company can provide a competitive edge for partnered EV makers.
The idea of building an on-demand ride-hailing service for the skies is gradually getting off the ground in China.
Huawei’s rotating chairman said the company is now seeking support and understanding as it “is susceptible to making mistakes” as a newcomer.
Jidu will use the proceeds on research and development as the company aims to unveil a concept car in April.