The recall raises questions about the carmaker’s future in the Chinese market. The company’s prestigious image has soured quickly in China.
Autonomous driving technologies are the most crucial part of intelligent and electric vehicles, president Wang said.
Accelerating passenger numbers for the Baidu self-driving pilot underscore China’s growing efforts to win the global autonomous vehicle race.
The Chinese capital has authorized delivery robots to begin operating commercially on city streets for the first time.
A management reshuffle signals commitment as Huawei tries to break into the fast-growing autonomous and electric vehicle sector.
SAIC is among a list of state-backed automotive majors shifting towards startup chipmaker Horizon Robotics as a domestic substitute for global suppliers.
Huawei burrowed further into the auto industry with the launch of the first vehicle with its homegrown operating system.
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.