TechNode talked to Da Fang, co-founder and chief scientist of QCraft on the developments of Chinese autonomous vehicles.
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.
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.
The recent AV deals reveal a modest recovery of investors’ confidence around self-driving companies.
Pony.ai has partnered with Yamibuy, an e-commerce platform that exclusively sells Asian products, to deliver in Irvine, California.
The partnership is the latest example of driverless tech firms rushing to work with more consumer-facing companies.
Pony.ai will work with city regulators to deploy a self-driving fleet for test drives on public roads in Shanghai’s northwestern Jiading district.
Tusimple is looking to raise a pre-IPO round to support efforts to operate without safety drivers on its self-driving rigs as early as 2021.
Xpeng Motors led a investment in Zvision Technologies, a Chinese startup that makes lidar sensors for self-driving cars.