Exclusive – Alibaba-backed startup AutoX applies for driver-less test permit in California

Euronews | Dec 4, 2019 at 6:34 PM
  • Chinese startup AutoX, backed by e-commerce giant Alibaba , has applied to test self-driving vehicles without an in-car backup driver in California, the first challenger to Alphabet Inc’s autonomous driving venture Waymo to say it has done so.
  • Waymo, General Motors Co unit Cruise and Uber’s troubled self-driving unit are among the U.S. tech companies vying for a breakthrough in a market in self-driving vehicles that is struggling to meet its early promise.
  • The others are autonomous tech startup Zoox and Sequoia Capital backed Pony.ai.
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