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Alibaba’s Cainiao Network and RoboSense announce world’s first solid-state LiDAR unmanned logistics vehicle

HANGZHOU – Alibaba Group’s Cainiao Network and RoboSense, a Shenzhen-based LiDAR supplier, jointly released the G Plus, the world’s first solid-state LiDAR unmanned logistics vehicle, at the Network’s 2018 Global Smart Logistics Summit (GSLS) held here on May 31. The key feature of the newly announced G Plus driverless delivery

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Exclusive: NIO Founder and Chairman William Li talks autonomous driving: It’s not a utopian world

It’s not news anymore that autonomous driving is right around the corner – so near that we wonder even about calling it “the future.” Yet most of us are scratching our heads at the disparity between technological posters and reality. Indeed, Beijing’s vast, unruly streets seem eons away from that

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Byton sticking with Q4 2019 SOP, FAW cooperation a “backup plan”

BEIJING – As Byton prepares for the global debut of its second model – a luxury sedan concept capable of L4 autonomous driving – coming up on June 12 at the Byton Night prior to the start of this year’s CES Asia in Shanghai, the primary focus remains to be

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Speed is key: HELLA working with Chinese Enterprises to be faster in China

BEIJING – Lighting and electronics expert HELLA is working with a number of Chinese startup companies combining HELLA’s know-how and their good ideas into products to meet fast changing demand in the Chinese market driven by electrification, connectivity and autonomous driving, according to Mr. Frank Petznick, Executive Vice President of

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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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2018 China Auto Forum: “Internet thinking” not a pedestal for the auto industry

BEIJING – Automakers should not put “Internet thinking” on a pedestal and overly depend on it, but rather focus to develop related technologies in a pragmatic manner so as to create a competitive advantage in automotive mobility technologies, according to Li Shufu, chairman of Geely Holding Group. Li made the

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Gone in 29 hours: 2,000 G3 smart EVs with auto parking feature ordered in just over a day after pricing announced

BEIJING – Chinese smart EV startup Xpeng Motors officially started online reservation of its first electric SUV G3 on April 26 at the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in Beijing and the first batch of 2,000 limited editions of the G3 were ordered in 29 hours. Deliveries are expected to

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Baidu and Great Wall reach strategic cooperation in autonomous driving and intelligent connection

BOAO, Hainan – Baidu and Great Wall Motor Co., Ltd. (Great Wall) officially signed a strategic cooperation MOU on April 9 at the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2018 to cooperate in four fields including autonomous driving, intelligent connection, sharing mobility and big data. The two will work together

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Fu Yuwu: 50:50 JV equity relaxation was long-time coming, industry faces three macro/micro-economic forces

BEIJING – Fu Yuwu knew two years ago that the 50:50 joint venture equity rule would become history. Now that it will be completely lifted by 2022, as was announced by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) on April 17, a week after Chinese President Xi Jinping announced that

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