Didi and AutoX are trying to elbow further into the crowded AV race led by Pony.ai and Baidu. Shanghai is finally starting testing.
The Changan flagship sedan is said to be China’s first mass-produced self-driving vehicle with Level 3 hardware.
The deal marks another round of fervor around Chinese self-driving companies, as Beijing nurtures emerging technologies to shore up economic growth.
Toyota’s investment in four-year-old Pony.ai is the single largest investment in a Chinese AV company, and comes amid a funding downturn in Asia.
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.
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.
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 […]
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