WE PUT SAFETY AS OUR TOP PRIORITY

We put safety as our top priority to make every self-driving trip you take with WeRide to be trustworthy.

Introduction

A Smart Mobility Company With Leading L4 AD Technologies

WeRide aims at developing most advanced autonomous driving technology to make our trip safer and more efficient. It has received strategic investments from top-tier global automakers, including Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance and Yutong Group. WeRide is the first startup in the world that holds driverless test permits in both China and the US.


Since its inception, WeRide has utilized strategic alliances among AI technology companies, car makers and mobility service platforms in order to achieve the goal of commercialized autonomous driving. WeRide launched the first ever publicly accessible Robotaxi service in the first-tier Chinese city of Guangzhou in November 2019, covering an area of 144 square kilometers in Huangpu District and Guangzhou Development District. In June 2020, WeRide’s Robotaxi service became available to the public through Amap, a popular ride-hailing mobile app in China, thus entering a more mature market. A total of 147,128 trips were completed for more than 60,000 passengers during the first year of WeRide Robotaxi services.


Established in 2017, WeRide is headquartered in Guangzhou, China, and maintains R&D and operation centers in Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Wuhan, Zhengzhou and Anqing, as well as San Jose in the USA. It employs a highly skilled team and has extensive domestic and international experience in R&D, business models and business operations.


Management Team

MANAGEMENT

Tony Han

Founder & CEO

Tony is a distinguished expert in computer vision, machine learning and speech recognition, as well as one of the pioneers in self-driving technology R&D in China.


Tony was former Chief Scientist of Baidu's Autonomous Driving Unit. He was also a tenured professor of electrical & computer engineering at the University of Missouri.


He received a Ph.D. from Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign under the supervision of Prof. Thomas S. Huang.


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Tony Han

Founder & CEO

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Yan Li

Co-founder & CTO

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Hua Zhong

SVP of Engineering

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Li Zhang

Chief Operating Officer

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Qingxiong Yang

VP & Dean of WeRide Research Institute

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Jennifer Li

VP of Finance

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Kai-Fu Lee

Business Advisor

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Takeo Kanade

Technical Advisor