UPS launched its self-driving service in May, with a driver and engineer monitoring behind the wheel.
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.
The HD map maker advocates crowdsourcing to collect, contribute, and verify data.
Four major Chinese cities have allowed self-driving vehicle testing on designated roads.
WeRide focuses on making driverless ride-hailing a viable business by meeting the challenges of commercialization.
The financing comes shortly after AutoX moved its headquarters from Silicon Valley to Hong Kong, and opened a China R&D center in Shenzhen this year.
This latest development comes after a testy public dispute broke out among the company’s management team in late January,