Uisee is benefiting from investor interest in Chinese AV startups as the Covid-19 pandemic pushes unmanned transport applications.
BYD partners with US autonomous driving startup Nuro to make electric robocars for goods delivery services.
The idea of building an on-demand ride-hailing service for the skies is gradually getting off the ground in China.
Baidu received the country’s first permit for commercial robotaxi services, a major milestone for Chinese self-driving car industry.
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.
WeRide, the first testing fully driverless cars on Chinese open roads, is also promising a fully hands-free minibus.
Chinese AV players are shifting their attention to more practical applications amid growing uncertainties surrounding the future of robotaxis.
It’s unusual for two tech majors, JD and Meituan, to join the same round in robotrucks, signaling that they see Inceptio as a key player.
Baidu in March became the first Chinese company permitted to offer robotaxi rides to paying customers by a local government.
The recent AV deals reveal a modest recovery of investors’ confidence around self-driving companies.