Baidu and Ford Motor (China) on June 27 confirmed cooperation intention in frontier mobility fields including AI, connectivity, and digital marketing by signing a formal Letter of Intent (LOI). The cooperation is likely to utilize Ford Motor’s existing industrial advantages, manufacturing assets, and extensive professional networks to support Baidu’s ambition in autonomous driving and related […]
Tencent has obtained a license for road tests of intelligent connected vehicles from Shenzhen municipal government, our sister site has reported (in Chinese). Tencent said that the transportation bureau issued only one license this time. The company will begin testing autonomous vehicles on public roads after the government designates the testing area. The Tencent Autonomous […]
On May 30, JD launched the first unmanned convenience supermarket for PLA’s Academy of Armored Forces (陆军装甲并学院). JD and land forces’ logistics unit (陆军后勤部) jointly contribute to the technical support of the supermarket. The business itself will be run by the Academy. This is not JD’s first move in China’s “military and civil integration (军民融合)” […]
Baidu and other autonomous driving technology developers testing vehicles on public roads in California have had to release more details as to why their cars “disengaged” from autonomous control. A disengagement is when the human driver testing the car has to take over from the automated system or when the system itself simply fails. The consumer […]
Didi Chuxing is launching a program to alter the very nature of car ownership and shake up the automobile manufacturing supply chain in China—and beyond. The company masterminded a shift to “car operation” announcing the move at a glitzy event in Beijing attended by auto industry top brass. “In the future, software, hardware, and user […]
The two recently invested companies are listed on Beijing’s NEEQ, home to many emerging internet and tech stocks.
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