Reports have surfaced suggesting that digital freight platform Full Truck Alliance may acquire the China arm of Plus, an autonomous driving truck company.
According to recent reports, Chinese autonomous driving technology startup WeRide is considering an initial public offering, which may raise about $500 million. However, WeRide has denied the report.
Shenzhen's Transportation Bureau announced on August 23 that the sites for a third round of open-road driverless vehicle tests have now been confirmed. 53 roads have been opened this time, with a total mileage of about 56.68 km.
Chinese automotive maker Geely plans to buy the entire stake of autonomous driving company TuSimple's Asia-Pacific business. The Zhejiang-based firm has made an offer to TuSimple's headquarters in the United States.
On August 16, a batch of J7 heavy-duty trucks built jointly by autonomous driving truck company Plus, Zhito Technology and Faw Jiefang Automotive Company was delivered to Rokin Logistics.
Chinese tech giant Baidu announced on August 15 that its autonomous driving services platform, "Apollo Go," has recently started a commercial pilot scheme for the public in Hefei, Anhui Province.
Lei Jun, Chairman, CEO and founder of Xiaomi, announced the new progress of Xiaomi's vehicle manufacturing business.
JiDU, an automobile robot startup company initiated by Baidu and strategically invested by Geely, held the first automobile robot ecological partner conference on August 8.
GoFurther.AI, an autonomous driving company, announced the completion of the company's round A+ of financing on August 8. This financing was jointly led by Xingxiang Capital and Ruizhu Capital.
MAXIEYE, an intelligent driving company, announced on August 8 that it has obtained a C1 round of joint strategic investment from Inno-Chip, Cedarlake Capital and Axera.
On August 8, Black Sesame Technologies, an autonomous driving computer chip company, announced its completion of round-C+ financing led by SummitView Capital.
Chinese internet giant Baidu announced on August 8 that the company has secured the country's first permits to offer commercial fully driverless robotaxi services to the public on open roads.
On August 4, WM Motor, a Shanghai-based new energy automobile company, announced the launch of its "Smart Parking" service.
On August 2, a patent applied for by Huawei entitled "Identification Method and Identification Device for Objects of Interest to Users" was formally authorized.
On August 2, TuSimple, a driverless truck company, released its Q2 financial report. In Q2, its revenue totaled $2.594 million, up 73% compared with that of $1.482 million in the same period last year.