Baidu announced today at its annual flagship technology conference, Baidu World, the volume production plans of China’s first Level 4 (L4) Hongqi autonomous vehicles, in collaboration with automobile manufacturers, as well as its smart transportation solutions.
German carmaker Daimler announced Wednesday that it will start a 50-50 joint venture with Geely Group, a Chinese automotive manufacturing company, to provide premium ride-hailing services in several Chinese cities.
In Ep. 22 of TechBuzz China, co-hosts Ying-Ying Lu and Rui Ma talk about electric carmaker NIO, which went public on September 12 on the NYSE. This episode covers how NIO got started, its purported business model, and how it differs from its competition.
At a forum for intelligent transportation and the Internet of Vehicles (IoV), Audi China received a Level 4 autonomous driving road test license in the city of Wuxi on Sept. 14. The test will take place at an autonomous vehicle testing facility in the Chinese city the same day.
Ordering a drink or meal at 2 a.m. could be possible in the future, as Meituan unveiled on July 25 more details of its driverless food delivery vehicles.