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Pony.ai launches autonomous vehicle fleet in China, announces strategic partnership with GAC Group

GUANGZHOU – Pony.ai, a California-based self-driving car startup founded in late 2016 in Silicon Valley with operations in Beijing and Guangzhou, launched its autonomous ride-sharing fleet in Nansha, Guangzhou, becoming the first company to offer self-driving car rides on city roads to the general public in China. The company also

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The autonomous driving “China speed”

In earlier January, I traveled with ZF to CES 2018 in Las Vegas and 2018 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. As different as they were – one showcased advanced technologies or technology concepts and the other showcased, well, simply new concepts and cars – the two events gave me

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The Byton bet and the challenge to deliver that different interior experience

Interviewing Dr. Daniel Kirchert and listening to him respond in Chinese is as a strange experience as test riding the Byton Concept with that huge rectangle screen running across the front windshield and interacting with it not by touching but by hand gesture in the air or through a “pad”

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Byton to work with Aurora on L4/L5 autonomous driving systems

SANTA CLARA, California – Chinese smart EV startup Byton and Aurora, a leading self-driving technology company founded by Chris Urmson, former head of Google’s self-driving car project, has reached an agreement that will help Byton incorporate Level 4 (L4) autonomous-driving capabilities into Byton’s vehicles and enable Byton to become among

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Autonomous valet parking from ZF, Baidu and Pand Auto to go into pilot in Chongqing in March

SUNNYVALE, California – What do you get when you combine ZF, the global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology, Baidu, one of China’s largest internet giants and a key enabler of autonomous driving, and Pand Auto, one of China’s rising car sharing

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Chery becomes first automaker to use ZF’s ProAI supercomputer for L3 autonomous driving

[ UPDATE ] ZF appointed Wolf-Henning Scheider as new CEO effective February 1, 2018, succeeding Dr. Konstantin Sauer, who returns to his full time position as CFO after holding the CEO position on an interim basis. DETROIT – Chery Automobile Co., Ltd. has become the first automaker to use ZF’s ProAI

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Xpeng Motors debuts G3 smart EV at CES 2018, to focus on autonomous driving catered to “Asian style” driving

[ UPDATE ] Xpeng Motors announced on January 29 that it has received a B-round financing of ¥2.2 billion co-led by Alibaba Group, Foxconn Technology Group and IDG Capital that will be used towards research and production costs. LAS VEGAS – Chinese smart EV startup Xpeng Motors debuted its ready-to-sell production

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