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.
Robotaxis are coming into regular use as China’s leading maps app offers Weride AV hailing in Guangzhou.
The recent AV deals reveal a modest recovery of investors’ confidence around self-driving companies.
Li Auto will be the first automaker to use Nvidia’s newest processor to facilitate highly autonomous driving functions for its EVs.
Pony.ai has partnered with Yamibuy, an e-commerce platform that exclusively sells Asian products, to deliver in Irvine, California.
Didi and AutoX are trying to elbow further into the crowded AV race led by Pony.ai and Baidu. Shanghai is finally starting testing.
The deal marks another round of fervor around Chinese self-driving companies, as Beijing nurtures emerging technologies to shore up economic growth.
Toyota’s investment in four-year-old Pony.ai is the single largest investment in a Chinese AV company, and comes amid a funding downturn in Asia.
Robotruck startup TuSimple has partnered with German auto supplier ZF to develop and commercialize technology for autonomous trucks. Why it matters: TuSimple aims to begin testing truly driverless trucks—those without safety personnel on board—by 2021. ZF is one of the largest automotive suppliers in the world and has made a significant push into autonomous driving. […]
Softbank-backed Innoviz is working with Shaanxi Heavy Duty Automobile to deploy a solid-state Lidar sensor in autonomous trucks on one of China’s biggest ports.