UPS launched its self-driving service in May, with a driver and engineer monitoring behind the wheel.
WeRide’s ride-hailing app became available on Android and iOS app stores starting Thursday.
China is permitting trial operations in order to push intelligent vehicle services for the 2022 Winter Olympics.
The restructuring is the search giant’s latest move to ramp up business amid challenges from emerging domestic rivals.
Google’s Waymo is the only company allowed to test driverless cars without human safety drivers in the state.
Pony.ai’s goal is to provide consistently comfortable and reliable rides for all rather than monetizing these early technologies.
WeRide focuses on making driverless ride-hailing a viable business by meeting the challenges of commercialization.
Didi will enhance its autonomous driving technologies by using Nvidia’s platform to train deep neural networks.
The deal may signal that Chinese venture capital funds are once again favoring self-driving startups.
The new funds will be used to expand its long-haul service and develop a commercial self-driving truck.