Baidu in March became the first Chinese company permitted to offer robotaxi rides to paying customers by a local government.
Autonomous driving technologies are the most crucial part of intelligent and electric vehicles, president Wang said.
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.
The Chinese capital has authorized delivery robots to begin operating commercially on city streets for the first time.
Accelerating passenger numbers for the Baidu self-driving pilot underscore China’s growing efforts to win the global autonomous vehicle race.
A management reshuffle signals commitment as Huawei tries to break into the fast-growing autonomous and electric vehicle sector.
UPS launched its self-driving service in May, with a driver and engineer monitoring behind the wheel.
SAIC is among a list of state-backed automotive majors shifting towards startup chipmaker Horizon Robotics as a domestic substitute for global suppliers.
The move is a direct response to consistent concerns among existing carmakers about the potential threat of Huawei entering the industry and manufacturing its own cars.
Didi has streamlined its focus on revenue growth and efficiency, while scaling back its bets on non-core projects such as AI Labs.