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.
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.
The partnership is the latest example of driverless tech firms rushing to work with more consumer-facing companies.
Xpeng Motors led a investment in Zvision Technologies, a Chinese startup that makes lidar sensors for self-driving cars.
The Inceptio production plan with Chinese auto majors is the latest sign of early-stage commercialization of self-driving trucks.
There could be more consequences to come as Nio is in advanced plans to enter the competitive mass auto market.
If Tusimple does successfully go public in the US, it would be the first self-driving company in the world to do so on a major financial market.
UPS launched its self-driving service in May, with a driver and engineer monitoring behind the wheel.
Robotaxis are coming into regular use as China’s leading maps app offers Weride AV hailing in Guangzhou.