Futuristic FlyZoo marks Alibaba’s step into consumer-driven IoT services.
Briefing: Baidu Apollo receives another 20 licenses for open road tests
The Chinese internet giant is evolving into a major international player in AI and autonomous driving.
Briefing: Nvidia provides computing and hardware support to Chinese autonomous driving startups
Partnerships with global players can give China access to talent and tech knowhow it lacks.
Shenzhen gives Tencent license to road test autonomous vehicles
Tencent has obtained a license for road tests of intelligent connected vehicles from Shenzhen municipal government, our sister site has reported (in Chinese). Tencent said that the transportation bureau issued only one license this time. The company will begin testing autonomous vehicles on public roads after the government designates the testing area. The Tencent Autonomous […]
JD deepens relationship with China’s military with first unmanned supermarket for PLA’s Academy of Armored Forces
On May 30, JD launched the first unmanned convenience supermarket for PLA’s Academy of Armored Forces (陆军装甲并学院). JD and land forces’ logistics unit (陆军后勤部) jointly contribute to the technical support of the supermarket. The business itself will be run by the Academy. This is not JD’s first move in China’s “military and civil integration (军民融合)” […]
Alibaba looks to Beijing’s OTC market for emerging retail opportunities
The two recently invested companies are listed on Beijing’s NEEQ, home to many emerging internet and tech stocks.