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Suning completes test of self-driving heavy-duty truck

SHANGHAI – Suning Logistics, a subsidiary of Chinese commercial giant Suning Holdings Group, has completed driving tests for its autonomous heavy-duty truck, the “Strolling Dragon,” in Shanghai, marking another milestone in the company’s plan to offer fully-automated logistics solutions. Strolling Dragon is the largest unmanned truck in Suning Logistics’ automated fleet,

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BMW first int’l automaker to receive autonomous vehicle road test permit in China, opens China R&D Center in Beijing

SHANGHAI/BEIJING – BMW Group has officially become the first international automaker to receive an open road test permit for autonomous vehicles in China when it received the Shanghai Intelligent Connected Autonomous Driving Test License on May 14 issued by the Intelligent Connected Vehicle Road Test Promotion Team – consisting of

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SenseTime receives C-round financing of $600 million, led by Alibaba Group

BEIJING – SenseTime, China’s leading artificial intelligence (AI) company, announced on April 9 that it has received C-round financing of $600 million, led by Alibaba Group and followed by Singapore Sovereign Wealth Fund Temasek, Suning.com and other top investment institutions and strategic partners, which will provide important impetus to the

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National New Energy Vehicle Technology Innovation Center established in Beijing

BEIJING – The National New Energy Vehicle Technology Innovation Center was officially established in Beijing on March 1, becoming the second national technology innovation center constructed by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and the first such center for the auto industry. The Center has an overall goal to

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China’s first large-scale integrated ICV test base starts construction

CHONGQING – China’s first large-scale integrated intelligent connected vehicle (ICV) test base, wholly created by China Automotive Engineering Research Institute Co., Ltd. (CAERI) and planned by National Motor Vehicle Quality Supervision and Inspection Center (Chongqing), officially started construction in Chongqing on January 18. This ICV test base is planned to

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Beijing issues China’s first guidelines to allow autonomous vehicle testing on public roads

BEIJING – The Beijing Municipal Commission of Transport, Beijing Traffic Management Bureau and Beijing Municipal Commission of Economy and Information Technology jointly issued The Guidelines on Accelerating the Road Test of Autonomous Vehicles in Beijing and The Regulations on Managing and Implementing the Road Test of Autonomous Vehicles in Beijing

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Ford’s new £¤680 million NTC to speed up development of next gen vehicles for China

NANJING – Ford Motor Co. opened its ¥680 million Nanjing Test Center (NTC) and a new MakerSpace creative hub on November 24, reinforcing its commitment to product development and innovation in China. Part of Ford’s ¥1.3 billion investment to further innovation at its 2,000-employee Research and Engineering Center in Nanjing,

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Mercedes-Benz “Intelligent World Drive” hits the streets of Shanghai

SHANGHAI – A month and a half after it set off from the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA) in September, the Mercedes-Benz “Intelligent World Drive” is now navigating extreme heavy urban traffic in Shanghai to collect information and gather insights in real-life local traffic. The high density of cars, two-wheelers,

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Yihang.AI and CHJ Automotive reach strategic cooperation to develop L4 autonomous driving vehicle

BEIJING – Yihang.AI, a Changchun, Jilin Province-based startup focused on providing autonomous driving solutions, announced on October 13 that it has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with smart EV startup CHJ Automotive in the autonomous driving field. The first volume production SUV from CHJ Automotive will adopt an Autopilot solution

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