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 Inceptio production plan with Chinese auto majors is the latest sign of early-stage commercialization of self-driving trucks.
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.
The recent AV deals reveal a modest recovery of investors’ confidence around self-driving companies.
The partnership is the latest example of driverless tech firms rushing to work with more consumer-facing companies.
Pony.ai has partnered with Yamibuy, an e-commerce platform that exclusively sells Asian products, to deliver in Irvine, California.
Xpeng Motors led a investment in Zvision Technologies, a Chinese startup that makes lidar sensors for self-driving cars.
Robotaxis are coming into regular use as China’s leading maps app offers Weride AV hailing in Guangzhou.