AutoX and Pony.ai had also granted first batch of licenses to conduct road testing in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou.
The nearly 150-page document covers 12 areas including cybersecurity, driver-vehicle handovers, data recording, and component failures.
The partnership will involve research and applications in the field of smart vehicles, training, and academic exchange.
By 2020, half of all new cars on China’s roads are expected to be autonomous or semi-autonomous.
The Chinese search engine giant seeks to increase its self-driving advantages in the country’s EV consumption boom.
While rides are currently free, the company collects valuable data during every ride.
We’re joined this week by Vijay Govind, former IT and technology strategist at Ford based in China.
The market for NEVs in China is growing rapidly while the wider auto market cools.