Didi to launch autonomous taxi service in Shanghai

By Chris Udemans

Aug 30, 20191 min read Didi’s robotaxi at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai on August 30, 2019. (Image credit: TechNode/Shi Jiayi)Ride-hailing giant Didi will launch a pilot robotaxi fleet in Shanghai, allowing passengers to b…

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…

Tesla slashes price of full Autopilot package in China

By Jill Shen

Aug 8, 20192 min read A customer views a model at Tesla’s Xintiandi showroom, Shanghai, on March 11, 2019. (Image credit: Yu Dingzhang/TechNode)Tesla is offering a 50% discount on the “fully driverless” version of its Autopilot assistance system in …