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.
China eased restrictions on delivery robots following the Covid-19 outbreak, resulting in a surge in demand.
Autonomous truck startup TuSimple will double the number of trips it makes for UPS to 20 per week, adding a new route between Arizona and Texas.
Beijing regulators released the second annual report about self-driving car pilot programs, disclosing disengagements logged during tests.
China backing off its ambitious plans made it clear that self-driving technology is a greater technological leap than many had anticipated.
AutoX will use the proceeds to deploy robotaxi pilots in Chinese cities including Shanghai and Shenzhen.
Tesla has been ramping up its hiring in China lately as part of a broader strategy to localize software and user data in the world’s biggest auto market
Baidu topping the list is the first time in the report’s history that a Chinese company unseated Waymo, an industry leader, for the top spot.
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 […]
Three years ago funding for AVs was a free for all, but now late-stage startups are getting all the attention as the industry matures.