The move signals the beginning of large-scale AV tests on public roads.
Huawei reportedly eyes smart vehicle market as US ban hits growth
Huawei has formed alliances with automakers including state-owned FAW, SAIC Motor, and Volvo beginning late last year.
Alibaba vies for control in reportedly rocky tie-up with China’s top automaker
The relationship between tech companies and automakers has been bumpy.
Alibaba invests RMB 3.6 billion in China TransInfo, furthering smart mobility push
Alibaba made its first foray into the autonomous driving market in April 2018, testing Level 4 driverless technologies.
Baidu reportedly spinning off autonomous driving unit
Baidu CEO Robin Li said in 2017 that the company would seek to spin off its self-driving unit when it is mature enough.
Tencent joins the race and creates dedicated auto intelligence team
Zhong Xuedan, vice president of Tencent Auto Intelligence, was appointed head of the team.
Meituan starts recruitment drive for mapping services
Mapping has become a key stepping stone for companies looking to expand in the mobility services sector.
Briefing: US issues warning about Chinese-made drones stealing data
Nearly 80% of drones in the US and Canada are made by DJI, the world’s largest commercial drone maker based in Shenzhen.
Baidu and automotive industry introduce principles for safe autonomous vehicles
The nearly 150-page document covers 12 areas including cybersecurity, driver-vehicle handovers, data recording, and component failures.
Briefing: Didi announces partnership with UC Berkeley’s DeepDrive initiative
The partnership will involve research and applications in the field of smart vehicles, training, and academic exchange.