Industry: Autonomous Vehicles


Self-driving startup Qcraft closes seed round led by IDG

(Image credit: QCraft) Self-driving startup Qcraft on Friday announced it has closed a round of seed funding running into “dozens of millions of US dollars” led […]
April 3rd, 2020

Electric vehicle subsides in China extended to 2022

China will keep supporting electric car sales for longer than expected to revive the country’s plunging electric vehicle (EV) market, extending purchase subsidies and tax breaks […]
April 2nd, 2020

Nio is restructuring again in a quest for profits

Nio‘s logo outside one of its showrooms on Sept. 28, 2019 in Beijing. (Image credit: TechNode/Coco Gao) Nio is losing the head of its electric power […]
April 1st, 2020

Didi, BAIC plan to lease cars as China’s auto market slide deepens

(Image credit: Didi Chuxing) China’s Beijing Automotive Group (BAIC) is expanding its partnership with the country’s largest ride-hailing platform Didi Chuxing on a car-leasing platform for […]
March 31st, 2020

BYD has made a new EV battery it says is ignition-proof

BYD announced the launch of the “blade battery,” a newly designed lithium iron phosphate battery in Shenzhen on March 29, 2020. (Image credit: BYD) China’s biggest […]
March 30th, 2020

Disengagements and the race for self-driving supremacy

For the first time in history, a Chinese company has taken the top spot among firms testing autonomous vehicles on California public roads. In February, Baidu […]
March 27th, 2020

Baidu to set up autonomous driving test zone in Shanxi province

Chinese internet powerhouse Baidu has won a bid to build road infrastructure for autonomous cars in Yangquan, Shanxi, the company announced in a statement on Wednesday. […]
March 26th, 2020

Tesla’s China-made Model Y may soon be a reality

Tesla said its Model Y compact SUV will sell for an estimated RMB 444,000 to RMB 535,000 ($64,000 to $77,000) on its China website in January […]
March 26th, 2020

Didi is refocusing on growth as safety concerns wane

Didi launched a campaign to promote its on-demand bus service in the eastern Chinese city of Qingdao in September 2019. (Image credit: Didi Chuxing) Chinese biggest […]
March 25th, 2020

Didi is close to $300 million deal with Softbank

Didi’s robotaxi on display at WAIC on August 30, 2019 in Shanghai. (Image credit: TechNode/Shi Jiayi) Chinese mobility service provider Didi Chuxing has reportedly been in […]
March 24th, 2020
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