Accelerating passenger numbers for the Baidu self-driving pilot underscore China’s growing efforts to win the global autonomous vehicle race.
Didi has streamlined its focus on revenue growth and efficiency, while scaling back its bets on non-core projects such as AI Labs.
The change comes as Nio works to catch up with peers in the self-driving car race after securing $1 billion in funding from the Chinese government.
Baidu has officially expanded its autonomous early rider program to citizens in the central Chinese city of Changsha as rivals accelerate their plans to carry passengers for dominance in the self-driving arena. Why it matters: Baidu is doing more road tests in a bid to win more favor from Chinese local governments. Beijing has called […]
Didi and AutoX are trying to elbow further into the crowded AV race led by Pony.ai and Baidu. Shanghai is finally starting testing.
The Changan flagship sedan is said to be China’s first mass-produced self-driving vehicle with Level 3 hardware.
Beijing regulators released the second annual report about self-driving car pilot programs, disclosing disengagements logged during tests.
Chinese mobility service provider Didi Chuxing has reportedly been in talks with Softbank for $300 million in fresh funding for its autonomous driving unit. Why it matters: The investment is a vote of confidence in a Chinese AV startup during a low point in investment activity compounded by the Covid-19 outbreak. China’s deal-making activity for […]
We took a test drive in Baidu’s robotaxi just as the company ranked highest for disengagements. Where are Baidu’s self-driving cars headed in 2020?
Meituan currently deploys two automated vehicles to deliver groceries in three neighborhoods within a northeastern suburb of Beijing.