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.
While Chinese companies won’t be the first to deliver road-ready lidar systems, they could be the first to do it at a practical price.
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.
Big auto and big tech announced EVs at Auto Shanghai 2021, putting pressure on young EV upstarts.
Pony.ai has partnered with Yamibuy, an e-commerce platform that exclusively sells Asian products, to deliver in Irvine, California.
Chinese researchers have discovered a new kind of technology domestication problem: humans on the street are learning that they can bully the machines.
Baidu has officially expanded its autonomous early rider program to citizens in the central Chinese city of Changsha as rivals accelerate their plans to carry passengers for dominance in the self-driving arena. Why it matters: Baidu is doing more road tests in a bid to win more favor from Chinese local governments. Beijing has called […]