Automakers in China is struggling to regain the momentum lost during a citywide lockdown in Shanghai that began in late March.
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Nickel price surge could further increase the cost of electric vehicles and force automakers to cut earnings forecasts.
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There could be more consequences to come as Nio is in advanced plans to enter the competitive mass auto market.
DRIVE I/O | Lidar is hard—but it’s coming soon
While Chinese companies won’t be the first to deliver road-ready lidar systems, they could be the first to do it at a practical price.
Drive I/O | Key takeaways from Auto Shanghai 2021
Big auto and big tech announced EVs at Auto Shanghai 2021, putting pressure on young EV upstarts.
A ride in a Baidu self-driving taxi
We took a test drive in Baidu’s robotaxi just as the company ranked highest for disengagements. Where are Baidu’s self-driving cars headed in 2020?
Covid-19 accelerates adoption of delivery robots
The outbreak has offered makers of delivery robots an unprecedented opportunity to put their technology through its paces.