Pony.ai’s goal is to provide consistently comfortable and reliable rides for all rather than monetizing these early technologies.
WeRide focuses on making driverless ride-hailing a viable business by meeting the challenges of commercialization.
Changsha and Guangzhou are the two major Chinese cities aiming to rise above the rest in the country’s AV race.
By 2020, half of all new cars on China’s roads are expected to be autonomous or semi-autonomous.
Faraday Future is a powerful tale of ugly corporate wrangling and unbridled ambition gone awry.
China is likely to become the next leader in new energy vehicles, said Ian Zhu, a partner at NIO Capital, founded by NextEV and VC firms. Zhu spoke at a panel called “The Car the Internet Made” during TechCrunch Shenzhen; he pinpointed some of the advantages of the Chinese electric vehicle market such as motor […]
Baidu has launched an autonomous driving ecosystem with 50 partners at its first AI developers conference in Beijing. At its heart is the US-developed code for controlling the vehicles, but the scope of Apollo 1.0 is to create an entire ecosystem encompassing research universities, components makers such as NVIDIA, navigation developers such as TomTom, and […]
Footage revealed on Wednesday by Chinese state media revealed what may be the earliest ever fatality in a Tesla car using the autopilot function. A dashcam video recorded the Model S slamming full speed into the back of a road sweeping vehicle on an expressway 450 kilometers south of Beijing. The collision occurred on January 20th this year, […]
Just two months after Baidu announced the launch of a autonomous driving zone in China’s Anhui province, the search giant is now planning to test their cars on tourists in one of the country’s most popular travel destinations, according to state media. Baidu is reportedly developing a deal with Wuzhen tourism Co., a travel agency in Wuzhen, which is […]
Speculation over the LeEco-backed Aston Martin electric super car has been building since the two companies announced in January their intention to release the vehicle by 2018. While the US has led the development of connected, autonomous and electric vehicles, China is playing a hasty catchup game, backed by the country’s cashed-up tech giants. According to Rao […]