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.
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.
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.
The recent AV deals reveal a modest recovery of investors’ confidence around self-driving companies.
Li Auto will be the first automaker to use Nvidia’s newest processor to facilitate highly autonomous driving functions for its EVs.
Pony.ai has partnered with Yamibuy, an e-commerce platform that exclusively sells Asian products, to deliver in Irvine, California.
Didi and AutoX are trying to elbow further into the crowded AV race led by Pony.ai and Baidu. Shanghai is finally starting testing.
The deal marks another round of fervor around Chinese self-driving companies, as Beijing nurtures emerging technologies to shore up economic growth.