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[Reprint] Alibaba’s DingTalk to Build Voice-driven Version for Cars
Alibaba is developing a voice-driven version of its enterprise communication and collaboration app DingTalk for vehicle use, local media is reporting, citing people familiar with the matter.
[Reprint] Alibaba AI Labs Launches L4 Autonomous Logistics Vehicle
Chinese internet giant Alibaba is speeding up its autonomous driving efforts with the launch of its first-ever L4-class self-driving logistics vehicle at The Computing Conference in Hangzhou. The company disclosed that the car is still under testing.
[Reprint] Google’s Self-driving Project Waymo Sets up Subsidiary in Shanghai
Alphabet’s self-driving company Waymo has chosen Shanghai as the headquarters of its subsidiary called Huimo Business Consulting. The China subsidiary was established in May with a capital of RMB 3.5 million yuan ($441,000). Huimo plans to design and test
[Reprint] Shenzhen Gives Tencent License to Road Test Autonomous Vehicles
Tencent has obtained a license for road tests of intelligent connected vehicles from Shenzhen municipal government, our sister site has reported . Tencent said that the transportation bureau issued only one license this time. The company will begin testin
Hong Kong Mini-Storage Startup Buys Taiwanese Peer
The 3-year-old firm Boxful says it will acquire ALL-IN Premium Storage of Taiwan and hopes to merge with others later.
[Reprint] China to Open Its First High-speed Smart Highway by 2022 with Eyes on Germany’s Limitless Autobahns
Hangzhou and Ningbo will be linked by China’s first smart high-speed highway in time for the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou. With six lanes in each direction, the 161km route through Zhejiang will use navigational and sensor technology to increase the speed
Taiwan’s Automotive Research & Testing Center to Build Autonomous Vehicles Locally
Taiwan’s Automotive Research & Testing Center (ARTC) will seek to leverage the country’s engineering expertise and global supply chain experience to build fully autonomous minibuses.
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[Reprint] Baidu sues its former SVP for stealing self-driving trade secrets and using them in his US-based startup
Baidu is suing its former senior vice-president (SVP) for RMB 50 million for stealing its autonomous driving trade secrets and using them to fuel its new venture which is now Baidu’s direct competitor in the self-driving field. Wang Jin was previously pos
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[Reprint] Chinese electric carmakers might not be ready, but the money is
In recent years, a raft of Chinese entrepreneurs have been going around pitching and fundraising for their electric vehicle startups, but consumers haven’t seen much of those promises materialize until recently. On October 12, XPeng Motors unveiled its fi
[Reprint] Baidu signs strategic partnership agreements to accelerate autonomous driving
Chinese tech giant Baidu announced signing strategic cooperation agreements with two of China’s leading automotive companies, BAIC Group and Xiamen King Long United Automotive Industry Co., Ltd. (“King Long”). Baidu and BAIC Group, one of the largest auto
[Reprint] JD rolls out driverless trucks to add to its logistics service
JD on Thursday announced that it is cooperating with SAIC MAXUS and Dongfeng Motor Corporation to roll out driverless trucks, local media are reporting. JD said that the government’s transportation unit is running road tests for the trucks.
[Reprint] Alibaba ups the ante in logistics, gaining a controlling stake in Cainiao
China’s biggest e-commerce site Alibaba just announced an additional $807 million investment in Cainiao Network, lifting its holding in the logistics affiliate from 47% to a controlling stake of 51%. The giant will, in turn, be able to beef up its capacit