AutoX and Pony.ai had also granted first batch of licenses to conduct road testing in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou.
He reportedly hid code and accepted kickbacks from a classmate during the self-driving company’s $128 million Series A last May.
The Beijing government started granting temporary self-driving permits to mobility companies in March 2018.
The company is focused on developing AI chips for self-driving vehicles and surveillance cameras, among others.
The Chinese search engine giant seeks to increase its self-driving advantages in the country’s EV consumption boom.