Baidu, Inc. on Sept. 15 held its annual technology conference, Baidu World 2020, in cooperation with CCTV via livestreaming, showcasing its latest innovations in the AI sphere.
Guangzhou-based L4 autonomous driving company WeRide on Sept. 10 launched autonomous driving services in villages in the city in Guangzhou, which is currently in the road test stage.
Baidu on Sept. 10 launched the Apollo Go Robotaxi service in Apollo Park in Beijing, covering nearly 100 pick-up and drop-off stations in Yizhuang, Haidian and Shunyi districts.
After conducting over 519,000km of road tests in Beijing, Baidu’s Apollo Go Robotaxi service was approved for phase 2 of autonomous vehicle road tests with passengers on board on Aug. 24.
Didi began its Robotaxi service with on-board drivers and safety control center in case of emergency in designated areas in Shanghai.
Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing has completed the first fundraising round of over $500 million for developing its autonomous driving technologies.
Several interesting news surfaced last week, with China’s VC industry getting back on its feet.
The past week saw exciting news surface regarding several players in China’s AI and automation space, with one of the most prominent AI unicorns 4Padadigm raising two hefty rounds and adding another $1 billion to its valuation.
AI, Big Data, Telematics and Logistics services caught investors’ attention and raised significant funds, hinting at a bright future for such services in the digitizing world.
Beijing-based Neolix, a startup focusing on developing autonomous delivery vehicles, has seen their order volume rise given the huge surge in demand for this technology.
On February 29, the California Department of Motor Vehicles issued a series of “2019 Autonomous Driving Disengagement Reports.”
China’s VC market is coming into its own as the coronavirus outbreak seems to be easing its grip on the country.
China's autonomous driving companies have been enjoying a period of growth recently, as massive capital injections from investors pour in.
AutoX, a self-driving startup, announced it had completed a Pre-B round of financing worth tens of millions of dollars in late December.
On December 18, DiDi and NVIDIA announced a cooperation agreement. Didi will use NVIDIA’s technology to develop autonomous driving and cloud computing solutions.