While Chinese companies won’t be the first to deliver road-ready lidar systems, they could be the first to do it at a practical price.
Big auto and big tech announced EVs at Auto Shanghai 2021, putting pressure on young EV upstarts.
The change comes as Nio works to catch up with peers in the self-driving car race after securing $1 billion in funding from the Chinese government.
Baidu has officially expanded its autonomous early rider program to citizens in the central Chinese city of Changsha as rivals accelerate their plans to carry passengers for dominance in the self-driving arena. Why it matters: Baidu is doing more road tests in a bid to win more favor from Chinese local governments. Beijing has called […]
The Changan flagship sedan is said to be China’s first mass-produced self-driving vehicle with Level 3 hardware.
Didi and AutoX are trying to elbow further into the crowded AV race led by Pony.ai and Baidu. Shanghai is finally starting testing.
Beijing regulators released the second annual report about self-driving car pilot programs, disclosing disengagements logged during tests.
Chinese mobility service provider Didi Chuxing has reportedly been in talks with Softbank for $300 million in fresh funding for its autonomous driving unit. Why it matters: The investment is a vote of confidence in a Chinese AV startup during a low point in investment activity compounded by the Covid-19 outbreak. China’s deal-making activity for […]
We took a test drive in Baidu’s robotaxi just as the company ranked highest for disengagements. Where are Baidu’s self-driving cars headed in 2020?
China’s biggest internet search company Baidu has won a bid to build public road infrastructure for self-driving cars in southwestern Chongqing municipality, a deal worth $7.5 million. Why it matters: Baidu is expanding from developing autonomous vehicle technology to offering cloud-based transport infrastructure for car connectivity amid rising 5G adoption in China. China in 2011 […]