“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 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.
Chinese self-driving car startup Deeproute announced Tuesday that it had raised more than $300 million in a Series B led by Alibaba.
BYD partners with US autonomous driving startup Nuro to make electric robocars for goods delivery services.
The incident potentially delivers another blow to the company’s reputation following a high-profile accident involving a Nio car last year.
The idea of building an on-demand ride-hailing service for the skies is gradually getting off the ground in China.
The introduction of Huawei’s automated driving software will test whether the company can provide a competitive edge for partnered EV makers.
Huawei’s rotating chairman said the company is now seeking support and understanding as it “is susceptible to making mistakes” as a newcomer.
Jidu will use the proceeds on research and development as the company aims to unveil a concept car in April.