AutoX announced on July 17 at a press conference that it was granted a driverless permit by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
As part of the collaboration, users will be able to hail rides with ‘AutoX RoboTaxi’ through the AutoNavi smartphone app.
Baidu's Apollo Robotaxi service will be fully open to ordinary customers in Changsha, allowing users to hail autonomous taxis for free.
TuSimple has deepened its partnership with delivery giant UPS by adding new routes in Texas.
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.
Robotaxi, a fleet of 45 autonomous cars created by Baidu and FAW Group Corporation (FAW), started operation in certain areas of Changsha, the capital city of Hunan province.
It has been slightly over two months since Didi’s autonomous driving division was spun off into an independent entity in an attempt to stimulate the company’s efforts in R&D and product application.
Today Ford Motor Company and Baidu, Inc. announced the commencement of a two-year joint autonomous vehicle test project, under which the two companies will further advance the development and on-road testing of autonomous vehicles in China.
Baidu and Changsha, capital city of Hunan province, teamed up to build “an innovation model city of self-driving and cooperative vehicle-infrastructure” on Oct. 29.
Self-driving car bring unlimited business opportunities, including laser radar which has attracted a lot of players. Quanergy just completed the construction of a new plant whose annual output is about one million units, will have another big move in China in 2018.