Nio co-founder’s exit leaves future uncertain

By Jill Shen

Aug 16, 20191 min read Outside of the new Nio store in Shanghai on April 11, 2019. (Image credit: TechNode/Shi Jiayi)
Nio co-founder Jack Cheng has left his position as executive vice president and will transition to the role of adviser after four y…

UPS invests in unmanned truck developer TuSimple

By Jill Shen

Aug 16, 20191 min read (Image credit: TuSimple)Autonomous truck startup TuSimple has received an undisclosed amount of funding from UPS, as the delivery giant looks to tap the boom in unmanned-driving projects.
Why it matters: China-backed TuSimple,…

Meituan starts recruitment drive for mapping services

By Jill Shen

Aug 15, 20191 min read Screenshots showing a list of engineering positions for map services posted by Meituan on a Chinese online recruitment platform (Image credit: TechNode)Meituan Dianping has started hiring for its new mapping and navigation ser…