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.
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.
China is permitting trial operations in order to push intelligent vehicle services for the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Google’s Waymo is the only company allowed to test driverless cars without human safety drivers in the state.
The HD map maker advocates crowdsourcing to collect, contribute, and verify data.
BMW plans to introduce 5G-enabled new models in the country starting July 2021.
Chinese self-driving companies are in search of driving data, a critical component to commercialize the industry.
Automakers are reluctant to share data with internet companies.