The deployment of autonomous vehicles on a familiar ride-hailing app might help Pony.ai get closer to making money from its pilot projects.
WeRide, the first testing fully driverless cars on Chinese open roads, is also promising a fully hands-free minibus.
Li Auto booked its first quarterly net profit in Q4 but investors are worried about underinvestment in products and self-driving technology.
Pony.ai will work with city regulators to deploy a self-driving fleet for test drives on public roads in Shanghai’s northwestern Jiading district.
Robotaxis are coming into regular use as China’s leading maps app offers Weride AV hailing in Guangzhou.