The coronavirus outbreak may be a turning point for unmanned delivery applications in China, which have remained limited despite widespread attention.
WeRide, the first testing fully driverless cars on Chinese open roads, is also promising a fully hands-free minibus.
If Tusimple does successfully go public in the US, it would be the first self-driving company in the world to do so on a major financial market.
Accelerating passenger numbers for the Baidu self-driving pilot underscore China’s growing efforts to win the global autonomous vehicle race.
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.
Didi has streamlined its focus on revenue growth and efficiency, while scaling back its bets on non-core projects such as AI Labs.
Tusimple is looking to raise a pre-IPO round to support efforts to operate without safety drivers on its self-driving rigs as early as 2021.
Robotaxis are coming into regular use as China’s leading maps app offers Weride AV hailing in Guangzhou.
Li Auto will be the first automaker to use Nvidia’s newest processor to facilitate highly autonomous driving functions for its EVs.
The recent AV deals reveal a modest recovery of investors’ confidence around self-driving companies.