Didi to Premiere Self-Driving Tech at World AI Conference
Zhang Yushuo
/SOURCE : yicai
Didi to Premiere Self-Driving Tech at World AI Conference

(Yicai Global) Aug. 28 -- Chinese ride-hailing provider Didi Chuxing, the world's largest, will debut its self-driving technology at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference, which opens in Shanghai tomorrow.

The Beijing-based firm already has around 10 driverless vehicles parked at its test site, most of which are Lincolns, The Paper reported today. They will go on display alongside others, which are China-made but covered up on site, at the WAIC.

Didi has been testing the cars in closed spaces but has also used them in real life when passengers have ordered a taxi, the report added.

The company built its autonomous driving unit in 2016 and has around 200 researchers in China and the US devising high-precision maps, car-road coordination technology and security systems. It spun off the subsidiary' earlier this month, making Chief Technology Officer Zhang Bo its chief executive.

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