Mapping has become a key stepping stone for companies looking to expand in the mobility services sector.
The financing comes shortly after AutoX moved its headquarters from Silicon Valley to Hong Kong, and opened a China R&D center in Shenzhen this year.
AutoX and Pony.ai had also granted first batch of licenses to conduct road testing in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou.
The city ranked second among Chinese cities in car production with nearly 2.97 million units in 2018.
The logistics industry could see drastic improvements in efficiency should companies adopt self-driving trucks.
The release of the plan shows Beijing’s resolve in driving innovation in its transportation system.
But due to delays in the release of a master plan and other factors, its potential impact remains unclear.
The company said more projects are underway in Xiong’an New Area, including blockchain and cloud infrastructure.
Alibaba is gamifying social values with virtual pets and charity donations.
Hangzhou-based Antworks wants to build low-altitude airspace logistics networks in urban areas that can replace human labor in China’s multi-billion food delivery and courier markets.