If America really is not afraid of free and fair competition, it must rise to the challenge presented by Chinese electric vehicles and not apply its ‘national security’ brake.
The country is well ahead of the US on the road to fully automated vehicles and in the drive to go further safely is asking the people for their views.
The company believes a technology-heavy owner experience, supported by the phone’s more than 30 car-specific features, will give it an edge in a sizzling but crowded market.
The strikes are likely to affect the future of the union and of America’s home-grown car industry at a time when US labour is flexing its might and the companies face a historic transition to making electric vehicles.
This initiative underscores Shenzhen’s ambition to become China’s autonomous vehicle tech hub, more than a year after the city rolled out the country’s first dedicated regulations for intelligent connected cars.
Didi posted a 52.6 per cent year-on-year jump in second-quarter revenue to US$6.6 billion on the back of strong demand at both its core mainland China and international operations.
German luxury carmaker BMW expects to sell more units in China this year, CFO Walter Mertl says, adding that the firm has not been affected by a price war in the cheaper segment of the local market.
China may need to tap the brakes on its most ambitious autonomous driving goals as the sector hits short-term cost and legal roadblocks, experts say.
Chinese EV start-up Nio predicts its deliveries will soar by as much as 80 per cent as it reported a net loss for the second quarter that had widened by 27.8 per cent on the year to 6.1 billion yuan (US$836 million).
Tesla failed to fix limitations in its Autopilot system following a Florida crash that killed a driver in 2016, company engineers said in a family’s lawsuit over a very similar 2019 fatal collision.
The luxury German carmaker says there’s ‘big demand’ for its EVs so that’s all it wants to sell in Malaysia by 2030. But China’s BYD and Elon Musk’s Tesla want a slice of the pie, too.
Chinese car component makers, a crucial pillar of the EV supply chain, are rushing to build production plants in Mexico so they can supply parts to Tesla’s new factory in the Central American nation.
The company said it has partnered with Baidu, a search and AI giant, to develop vehicles fitted with the chatbot tool known as Ernie Bot that enables conversation between driver and car.
Cambricon Technologies, one of China’s top artificial intelligence chip developers, has laid off nearly half the workers at its self-driving chip unit as the company struggles to break even.
Volkswagen Group said it would invest in one of China’s fastest-growing electric-car makers to jointly develop automobiles powered by non-fossil fuels.
Baidu remains Trip.com’s largest shareholder with a 10.7 per cent stake, although Li has turned his gaze from the travel sector to large AI models.
Some lawmakers have asked Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg for an investigation into the prevalence of Chinese AV technology in the US.
In a conference call with analysts, the billionaire CEO said Tesla would invest the money in Project Dojo by the end of 2024.
The anti-car activist group Safe Street Rebel is radically pro-pedestrian and pro-bike, and not impressed by widespread claims that driverless cars are a ‘new revolutionary mode of transport’.
The market expects monthly orders for the G6 to reach at least 10,000 units, in line with the company’s expectations. Output and delivery in the third quarter are likely to reach 19,000 to 24,000 units, according to Citi’s estimates.
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The world’s biggest electric-car maker sold more than a quarter of a million units in June, beating the record it set a month earlier in the latest sign that a recovery in mainland China’s EV industry is on a solid footing.
The recovery of China’s electric vehicle sector is likely to have picked up in June as young customers looking for intelligent features like autonomous driving and AR bought their long-coveted electric cars.
The Chinese electric vehicle start-up is setting its sights on Hong Kong with plans to launch a right-hand drive model in the city next year to compete against well established rivals like Tesla.
A software upgrade will give some Xpeng models the ability to drive themselves through Beijing’s streets starting on Thursday, and the company aims to expand self-driving to ‘dozens of cities’ this year.
The two electric-car makers are pinning their hopes on new, less expensive models as consumers tighten their belts amid economic uncertainty and move away from the premium end of the market.