Chinese self-driving car startup Deeproute announced Tuesday that it had raised more than $300 million in a Series B led by Alibaba.
Baidu could eventually charge people to ride in its robotaxis—a milestone for the costly, years-long quest of self-driving cars.
BYD partners with US autonomous driving startup Nuro to make electric robocars for goods delivery services.
The idea of building an on-demand ride-hailing service for the skies is gradually getting off the ground in China.
Baidu received the country’s first permit for commercial robotaxi services, a major milestone for Chinese self-driving car industry.
It’s unusual for two tech majors, JD and Meituan, to join the same round in robotrucks, signaling that they see Inceptio as a key player.
Baidu in March became the first Chinese company permitted to offer robotaxi rides to paying customers by a local government.
Accelerating passenger numbers for the Baidu self-driving pilot underscore China’s growing efforts to win the global autonomous vehicle race.
The Changan flagship sedan is said to be China’s first mass-produced self-driving vehicle with Level 3 hardware.
The incident potentially delivers another blow to the company’s reputation following a high-profile accident involving a Nio car last year.