Self-driving

Pony.ai becomes first self-driving firm to get taxi license in China
Pony.ai has received a license to operate 100 Robotaxis as traditional cabs in Nansha district, Guangzhou city, Guangdong province.
Alibaba-backed DeepRoute unveils new Robotaxi fleet with self-driving kit costing less than $10,000
DeepRoute-Driver 2.0 currently costs less than $10,000, and the cost of the self-driving system could be reduced by another 70 percent after large-scale partnerships with automakers.
Self-driving startup Haomo closes RMB hundreds of millions in Series A+ funding
Haomo expects to launch an urban road version of its L2 autonomous driving system, NOH, in mid-2022 and a full-scenario version later this year.
Pony.ai, Sinotrans form self-driving truck joint venture Cyantron
Pony.ai and Sinotrans have committed more than 100 trucks and will begin container transportation operations.
Former XPeng self-driving product head said to have joined NIO
During Harry Wong's tenure as XPeng's director of autonomous driving products, he headed the company's NGP (Navigation Guided Pilot) and memory parking programs.
Self-driving startup Zongmu closes over $157 million in Series E funding
Zongmu will build a campus capable of supplying autonomous driving systems for 2 million vehicles per year in Dongyang, Zhejiang province.
Self-driving startup WeRide reportedly secures $400 million in new funding, bringing valuation to $4.4 billion
The funding environment for self-driving startups is turning cold, local media said.
NIO-backed Inceptio completes first driverless road test of L4 heavy truck
The vehicle tackled complex road and traffic scenarios driverlessly and without intervention throughout a 24-kilometer stretch of highway.
NIO-backed self-driving startup Pony.ai valued at $8.5 billion in latest funding round
This comes a year after it closed its Series C funding round, and the latest valuation represents an increase of about 65 percent from the previous round.
China's definition of driving automation levels comes into effect
In the Chinese definition, driving automation is divided into six levels, with levels 0-2 being driver assistance, where the system assists humans in performing dynamic driving tasks.