WeRide’s ride-hailing app became available on Android and iOS app stores starting Thursday.
Pony.ai’s goal is to provide consistently comfortable and reliable rides for all rather than monetizing these early technologies.
The deal may signal that Chinese venture capital funds are once again favoring self-driving startups.
The new funds will be used to expand its long-haul service and develop a commercial self-driving truck.
China is permitting trial operations in order to push intelligent vehicle services for the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Google’s Waymo is the only company allowed to test driverless cars without human safety drivers in the state.
The HD map maker advocates crowdsourcing to collect, contribute, and verify data.
Chinese self-driving companies are in search of driving data, a critical component to commercialize the industry.
Licensed companies can run up to 50 vehicles and can potentially expand their fleets after six months.
Laying out a policy framework will boost the industry’s commercialization, experts say.