The coronavirus outbreak may be a turning point for unmanned delivery applications in China, which have remained limited despite widespread attention.
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.
The recent AV deals reveal a modest recovery of investors’ confidence around self-driving companies.
Pony.ai has partnered with Yamibuy, an e-commerce platform that exclusively sells Asian products, to deliver in Irvine, California.
The Changan flagship sedan is said to be China’s first mass-produced self-driving vehicle with Level 3 hardware.
Robotaxis are coming into regular use as China’s leading maps app offers Weride AV hailing in Guangzhou.
Toyota’s investment in four-year-old Pony.ai is the single largest investment in a Chinese AV company, and comes amid a funding downturn in Asia.
Softbank-backed Innoviz is working with Shaanxi Heavy Duty Automobile to deploy a solid-state Lidar sensor in autonomous trucks on one of China’s biggest ports.
Chinese researchers have discovered a new kind of technology domestication problem: humans on the street are learning that they can bully the machines.