An AutoX robotaxi is tested inside the pilot area of Jiading district, Shanghai.

AutoX to launch 100 robotaxis in Shanghai by year-end, challenging Didi

An AutoX robotaxi is tested in Jiading district, Shanghai. (Image credit: AutoX) Autonomous driving startup AutoX…


Lingang Special Area, home to Tesla’s Gigafactory 3 in the south of Shanghai, demonstrates the future of city’s smart transportation in an LED screen at this year’s WAIC in Shanghai. In simulation, vehicles would stop autonomously when passengers need to walk across the road. (Image credit: TechNode/Shi Jiayi)

China’s top scientists call for legislation to drive autonomous car industry

An employee of Lingang group, owner of Lingang Sci-City where Tesla’s Shanghai Gigafactory 3 is located, demonstrates…


Tencent CEO Pony Ma spoke at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) in Shanghai on Thursday, August, 29th, 2019.

Tech giants train AI in game play, call for collaboration at WAIC

Tencent CEO Pony Ma spoke at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) in Shanghai on August 29, 2019. (Image…


China to ease car-buying restrictions for first time to prop up ailing market

China plans to lift restrictions on all car purchases for the first time in the country's history to stimulate growth,…


Tan Benhong, executive vice president of Changan Automobile Group, and Zhong Xiangping, vice president of Tencent demonstrated the voice-operated WeChat service in Chongqing on Monday, August 26, 2019. (Image credit: Tencent)

Changan to roll out SUV equipped with voice-activated WeChat

Tan Benhong, executive vice president of Changan Automobile Group (in car), during a demonstration of the…


Tesla’s Gigafactory 3, located in the Shanghai Lingang area, is expected to begin operation at the end of this year. (Image credit: Tesla)

Tesla's Shanghai Gigafactory may offset tariff impact sooner than expected

Tesla’s Gigafactory 3, located in the Shanghai Lingang area, is expected to begin operation at the end of this year.…


In this image from TechNode, (left to right) Rupert Mitchell, Chief Strategy Officer of WM Motor, Zhang Li, partner of Cathay Capital, Tu T.Le, managing director of Sino Auto Insights, and Chris Udemans, TechNode reporter, spoke at TechNode Tech After Hours Series in Shanghai on Thursday, August 22, 2019. (Image credit: TechNode)

Young consumers are an opportunity for new automakers | TechNode Tech After Hours

Left to right: Rupert Mitchell, Chief Strategy Officer of WM Motor; Zhang Li, partner of Cathay Capital; Tu T.Le,…


After false starts, China reaffirms plans to phase out fossil fuels

China on Tuesday pledged to speed up its move towards battery-powered transportation, replacing the country’s…


EV fleets will accelerate ride-hailing companies towards profitability: report

In spite of no clear timetable for profitability, ride-hailing companies could significantly reduce costs from…


William Li, founder, chairman and CEO of Nio (Image credit: Nio)

Nio rumored to spin off self-driving business, combine it with Didi's AV unit

William Li, founder, chairman and CEO of Nio (Image credit: Nio) Electric vehicle (EV) maker Nio reportedly plans to…