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.
The deployment of autonomous vehicles on a familiar ride-hailing app might help Pony.ai get closer to making money from its pilot projects.
“The window of opportunity is fleeting. More efforts need to be made to push forward legal reform and open bottleneck on AVs,” Li added.
The release of China’s first guidelines for commercial services of robotaxis could establish a state framework for self-driving tech.
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.
Neolix, a startup developing AVs for delivery services, said on Wednesday it has raised ‘hundreds of millions of RMB’ from Softbank Ventures Asia.
The two-year-old company plans to expand its test fleet to more than 100 vehicles by year-end.
The launch marks a first milestone for the world’s largest maker of consumer drones in its push into the Chinese EV space.
Baidu received the country’s first permit for commercial robotaxi services, a major milestone for Chinese self-driving car industry.