WeRide announces strategic cooperation on Robotaxi commercialization with car maker GAC Group and mobility platform ONTIME

WeRide, the global leading Level 4 autonomous driving technology company, announces another significant strategic cooperation with China’s major automobile manufacturer Guangzhou Automobile Group (GAC Group) and its subsidiary mobility service platform ONTIME to advance Robotaxi commercialization. Under the cooperation, WeRide is elevating the process of purpose-built vehicle design, research & development (R&D) and mass production of Robotaxis.

11/18/2021

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WeRide releases next-generation small, lightweight sensor suite, designed for mass production of level 4 AD vehicles

WeRide, a world leading L4 autonomous driving company, released WeRide Sensor Suite 4.0 (Suite 4.0), marking another key step towards the mass production of self-driving vehicles. Leveraging innovative compatibility design and highly integrated technical solutions, the next-generation sensor suite is the industry's first small-sized, lightweight model providing accurate and reliable perception capabilities for various Level 4 self-driving passenger vehicles.

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WeRide unveils China's first Level 4 self-driving cargo van WeRide Robovan

WeRide forayed into urban logistics industry with the unveiling of WeRide Robovan, the very first L4 self-driving cargo van in China. The company will work with Jiangling Motors (JMC) and ZTO Express in a strategic cooperation, promoting mass production and the commercialization of WeRide Robovan.

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WeRide Releases Video of Robotaxi Operating Under Extreme Weather and Traffic Conditions

WeRide today released a two-hour uncut video of its recent uninterrupted 40-kilometer Robotaxi road test under torrential rain during evening rush hours as part of its regular road tests for its autonomous vehicles. The video showcases WeRide’s leading Level 4 autonomous driving technology as its Robotaxi safely and smoothly navigates open roads without the need for any human intervention despite the difficult traffic conditions.

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WeRide Announces Acquisition of MoonX.AI

WeRide, a global leading L4 autonomous driving company, today announced the acquisition of MoonX.AI, a leading autonomous trucking startup in China. The transaction will help accelerate WeRide’s strategic development in autonomous driving technology, product innovation, commercial applications, and talent pool.

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WeRide closed Series C fundraising, with recent investments from Alliance Ventures, China Structural Reform Fund and Pro Capital

WeRide, a global leading autonomous driving company announced further updates on its Series C fundraising. The round of funding closed with the participation of Alliance Ventures, China Structural Reform Fund and Pro Capital (CDB Equipment Manufacturing Funds, an existing investor). The company has raised US$310 million in this latest round of funding. In total, the company has raised more than US$600 million in the past five months, bringing its valuation to US$3.3 billion.

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WeRide highlights brand identity with new logo

WeRide has launched a new brand logo that represents a renewed commitment to the company values, reaffirming WeRide’s vision to transform mobility with safe, efficient, affordable, and clean autonomous driving.

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WeRide secures Series C funding round, boosting the company’s valuation to US$3.3 billion

WeRide announced today that it has secured another round of fundraising, totaling hundreds of millions (USD), from IDG Capital, Homeric Capital, CoStone Capital, Cypress Star, Sky9 Capital, K3 Ventures, etc. CMC Capital Partners, Qiming Venture Partners and Alpview Capital as existing investors also participated in this round.

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Watch WeRide’s daily driverless testing in China

Leading autonomous driving mobility company WeRide is the first startup in the world holding driverless test permits in both China and the US. In an update to its two-hour, 50-mile non-stop driverless road test video, WeRide has released another driverless testing video to the public, showcasing its cutting-edge technology on the open roads in China.

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WeRide receives California permit to test driverless vehicles and releases 2-hour non-stop driverless test video with no intervention

WeRide, a leading autonomous driving mobility company received a permit from the California’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to conduct driverless testing on public roads in San Jose without safety driver inside the vehicles.

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WeRide Celebrates Fourth Anniversary|Defining Autonomous Driving

Over the past four years, WeRide has delivered many firsts in the field of autonomous driving. Through all the challenges, we have grown stronger and more persistent. Stepping into a new stage of development, we will keep leading the industry to roll out safe driverless services with innovative products. We believe autonomous driving technology will change the world and bring people smarter mobility and better lives. Tech 4 Good. WeRide is becoming the company that defines autonomous driving.

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WeRide unveils WeRide Master Platform (WMP) as the key technology to mass production of Level 4 autonomous vehicles

The year of 2020 witnessed two most important milestones in the Autonomous Driving (AD) industry achieved by WeRide, China’s leading L4 autonomous driving mobility company. In April 2020, the company unveiled a fleet of 100 AD vehicles, retrofitted from mass produced vehicles. Later in November 2020, WeRide rolled out its Mini Robobuses produced directly on the OEM assembly lines embedded with WeRide’s L4 AD hardware and software solutions. These fully driverless minibuses have been deployed for testing on public roads in Guangzhou, Nanjing and Zhengzhou.

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WeRide becomes China's first autonomous driving company awarded permit for ride-hailing operation

On February 9th, 2021, WeRide was officially granted the permit for ride-hailing operation, becoming China's first autonomous driving company with this kind of qualification.

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WeRide CEO Tony Han “committed to long-term strategy in autonomous driving”

WeRide’s AD fleet has accumulated over 400 days of public operation and over 400 million kilometers of autonomous driving mileage. The company has consistently demonstrated its ability to accelerate the development progress from both the technology and operation perspectives, since the founding of the company only 3 years ago.

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WeRide opens new Nanjing branch expanding its Mini Robobus test and service in China

WeRide, China’s leading L4 autonomous driving company, announced that it has set up a wholly-owned R&D and operation branch in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province in East China, and kicked off regular testing of its self-driving Mini Robobus on Sino-Singapore Nanjing Eco Hi-tech Island in Jianye District, a growing city center and Nanjing's leading emerging areas for the modern services industry. WeRide will later provide local people with convenient autonomous driving mobility services.

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WeRide unveils Mini Robobus in Guangzhou to conduct test drives on Bio Island

WeRide unveiled its Mini Robobus on Guangzhou International Bio Island, announcing the launch of its regular testing and reservation-based services to the public.The commencement ceremony was attended by Peng Wei, Chairman of Guangzhou Public Transport Group NO.3 Bus Co., Ltd, Tony Han, Founder and CEO of WeRide, and government officials from the Huangpu District in Guangzhou.

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WeRide expands autonomous driving testing area to Guangzhou’s CBD

WeRide, China’s leading autonomous driving company, announced it has won approval to expand its test driving area to roads in Guangzhou’s Haizhu District. Besides testing, WeRide will soon provide advanced autonomous driving services to the public, allowing more people in Guangzhou to hop in a Robotaxi in the city’s busy urban center. WeRide becomes the first to test autonomous driving cars in core urban areas of a first-tier Chinese city.

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WeRide Raises $310 Million in Series B Funding After Completing Series B2 and B3

WeRide raised a total of USD 310 million in Series B funding after completing Series B2 and B3, marking the first funding in the self-driving sector in 2021. Yutong Group is the the strategic lead investor on the deal. Other investors include CMC Capital Partners, CDB Equipment Manufacturing Fund, Hengjian Emerging Industries Fund, Zhuhai Huajin Capital, Flower City Ventures and Tryin Capital. Qiming Venture Partners, Sinovation Ventures and Kinzon Capital, who were involved in the previous rounds, also participated in the funding.

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WeRide Raises $200 Million from Yutong Group’s Strategic Investment in Series B1 Funding

WeRide, China’s leading L4 autonomous driving mobility company, announced today the completion of its Series B1 funding with a strategic investment of $200 million from Yutong Group, the largest ever investment in autonomous driving made by a leading Chinese automaker.

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The First 365 Days with WeRide Robotaxi

147,128 Robotaxi rides for over 60,000 passengers, WeRide Robotaxi has won over a group of loyal users from the traditional mobility market within the first year of operation fully open to the public. 28% of passengers ride at least once a week and 15% ride at least three times a week.

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WeRide Marks One-Year Anniversary of Robotaxi Service, Publishing China’s First Robotaxi Passenger Survey Report with Tsinghua University

WeRide announced that a total of 147,128 trips were completed for more than 60,000 passengers during its first year of Robotaxi service.

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China's First Robotaxi Passenger Survey Report. Jointly Released by WeRide and Institute of Transportation Engineering, Tsinghua University

he mass application of self-driving technology will have an enormous impact on urban transportation systems. However, due to the lack of real case studies on self-driving operation, many questions remain only partly answered.

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Japanese Media Zoom In on WeRide and China’s Smart Automotive Innovation

NHK and TBS, two major TV media from Japan came and visited WeRide, the first company in the country to test fully driverless cars and conducted in-depth news reports on the latest development in China's smart automotive undertaking and the commercialization of autonomous driving.

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WeRide Robotaxis Operate during Long Holiday. Reaching Milestone of Over 300 days of Publicly Accessible Service

During the long holiday, hundreds of passengers experienced WeRide’s Robotaxi service for the first time through the WeRide Go APP and Alibaba's Amap within the 144-square-kilometer operating area in Huangpu. From 8 am to 10 pm everyday, WeRide saw 17.9 orders per day for each Robotaxi, with an average service duration of 22 minutes and an average service mileage of 6.9 kilometers.

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‘Villages in the City’: WeRide Self-Driving on China’s Unique Urban Roads, upgraded Algorithms in the Most Complex Scenarios

Villages in the city (ViCs), China’s formerly rural areas that have been taken over by the country’s growing cities, have never been the most desirable driving destinations. Traffic rules barely apply in their congested streets, while self-driving machines also meet challenges to function properly. Today, however, WeRide’s self-driving cars can cruise safely in ViCs with no human intervention.

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WeRide CEO Tony Han on Deloitte Podcast

Deloitte has launched a brand-new podcast series Future of Mobility in 2020, bringing us key insights from decision-makers, innovators and shapers pushing the envelope on future ideas for transportation and beyond.

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WeRide Leads China to First Test Fully Driverless Cars with the Country’s First Remote-control Permit

WeRide, China’s leading L4 autonomous driving company, becomes the first in China and second in the world to test fully driverless cars on open roads, after the company obtained China’s first remote-control permit for road tests of Intelligent and Connected Vehicles (ICV).

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WeRide’s Robotaxis Available on Alibaba's Amap to Roll Out Mobility Service in Guangzhou

WeRide, China’s leading L4 autonomous driving company, announces partnership with Alibaba's Amap (also known as AutoNavi) , a mobility aggregator service platform

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WeRide’s Self-Driving Fleet Size Exceeds 100. Vowing to Expand Robotaxi Operation and Achieve Full Autonomous Driving

China's leading self-driving company WeRide has unveiled for the first time its self-driving fleet reaching over 100 vehicles in April 2020, marking another significant progress after the milestone of WeRide’s open to public Robotaxi services running over 100 days.

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WeRide Establishes Strategic Cooperation with Gosuncn Technology Group

WeRide has formed a strategic partnership with Gosuncn Technology Group, exploring the integration between IoV services and self-driving cars in an attempt to realize smart transportation.

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How to request a WeRide Robotaxi through WeRide Go app

How to request a WeRide Robotaxi through WeRide Go app? What can you expect from the Robotaxi trip? Check out this video.

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What Are the Winning Barriers to Self-driving Competition amid Critical Stage?

When will full self-driving service be fully commercialized? When will it be profitable? How has the philosophy of financing changed? How to set up new barriers in the new stage of competition?

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2020, A Year for Stability in Self-driving Technology

The year 2020 has so far cast the whole world in the shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic,bringing disruptions to production and life in general and plunging us into collective reflections on our personal life to industry development.

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WeRide Forward! Celebrating 3rd Year Anniversary

“The clock seemed to move faster in the past three years. WeRide has done one thing in the ever fastest way- developing self-driving technology from the ground up.”

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WeRide Robotaxi, the Robotaxis Right by Your Side

In November 2019, WeRide launched China’s first open to public Robotaxi service in first-tier city Guangzhou.

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WeRide Reveals China’s First Robo-Taxi Trial Operation Report: 8,396 Rides in the 1st Month

A total of 8,396 Robo-Taxi rides were accomplished in the first month of WeRide Robotaxi’s trial operation in Guangzhou, China in December 2019.

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WeRide Launches ALL-IN-ROOF Integrated Suite at GTC China, A Major Breakthrough Towards Building Auto-Grade Robo-Taxis

WeRide has launched the first ALL-IN-ROOF integrated suite for autonomous driving – WeRide Smart Suite 3.0, at GTC China, the annual tech event hosted by NVIDIA.

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WeRide Pilots First Robotaxi Service in China’s First-Tier City Guangzhou

WeRide has launched a Robotaxi pilot program in Guangzhou, China. As the first Robotaxi fleet operating in Tier-1 Chinese city, this marks a significant milestone in Robotaxi commercialization.

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WeRide Self-Driving Cars Navigate Challenging Traffic Conditions in Guangzhou, China

Traffic conditions in China are extremely complicated. What would a Robotaxi encounter while self-driving on the streets of the Tier 1 city Guangzhou?

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Caixin Explores Commercialization of WeRide's Robotaxis in AI Episode

Caixin Video/TV, China’s leading business and financial media group, is featuring Artificial Intelligence (AI) commercialization in its recent report. Caixin’s team visited the WeRide global headquarters in Guangzhou and explored the company’s “product-oriented technology” strategy in developing Robotaxi.

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Be the Game Changer - Make Robotaxis a Reality

It hasn’t been easy for pioneers in AI and the autonomous driving (AD) industry, what with all the ups and downs over the past few years. Preceding every breakthrough is an accumulation of countless efforts.

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WeRide Releases 10KM Self-driving Test Rides on Open Road

WeRide recently conducted 10-kilometer long self-driving test rides on an open urban road in Guangzhou, marking the longest distance of autonomous driving unveiled to the public in China.

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Google AI Veteran Hong JI Joins WeRide

WeRide is delighted to welcome another solid addition to the company’s technical executive staff: Hong JI, Google T7 Senior Staff Software Engineer and Tech Lead Manager.

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WeRide Launched a Joint Venture to Build Robo-taxi Service

WeRide announced the launch of a new joint venture company - WeRide Robotaxi, together with its strategic partners including Baiyun Taxi Group, the largest taxi company in South China under Guangzhou Public Transport Group, and SCI (Guangzhou) Group.

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WeRide Ranks Second in China with 20 Road Test License Plates

Guangzhou’s very first batch of road test license plates for intelligent connected vehicle (ICV) were officially issued. A total of 24 license plates ranks the second throughout the country.

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Dialogue with WeRide CEO Tony Han on the 22nd Milken Institute Global Conference

From April 29th to May 1st, the 22nd Milken Institute Global Conference was held at the Beverly Hills. Tony Han, CEO of WeRide, joined the world leadership from politics, economics, business and academics in having dialogues over global topics.

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WeRide Demonstrates Pre-Commercial Level 4 Autonomous Driving Solutions at GTC 2019

WeRide announced it will demonstrate its L4 sensor suite and pre-commercial solutions during the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference 2019(GTC), and display its latest L4 autonomous vehicle model, the Nissan LEAF 2.

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Meet WeRide at NVIDIA GTC in San Jose

NVIDIA’s GTC (GPU Technology Conference) will soon set sail on its 2019 world tour, and WeRide will be at the first stop in San Jose, California, starting on March 18th.

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WeRide, WITHOUT LIMITS

2018 was an extraordinary year for L4 autonomous driving technology. Despite all the difficulties and challenges, the technology managed to make its way forward.

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WeRide Series A Fundraising Update

WeRide has received another two significant investments in its Series A round from SenseTime Technology and ABC International (a wholly owned subsidiary of Agricultural Bank of China), reaching tens of millions US dollars.

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ALLIANCE VENTURES LEADS STRATEGIC INVESTMENT IN WERIDE.AI

Alliance Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, has become the lead strategic investor of WeRide.ai, following completion of the company’s Series A funding.