Beijing has greenlighted JD.com, Meituan and Neolix to trial self-driving delivery velicles on designated public roads in the Yizhuang Development Area, according to an announcement made by local authorities at a mobility conference recently. All three companies are using dainty box-on-wheels vehicles to shuffle goods around. Three-year-old Neolix focuses on making self-driving vehicles for retail, surveillance and other city services, while both JD.com and Meituan are tech heavyweights that find unmanned delivery incrasingly important to their existing core business.
——JD.com, Meituan and Neolix to test autonomous deliveries on Beijing public roads, by TechCrunch
In recent years, China has been attaching great importance to developing self-driving technologies with self-reliant IP. The three companies to test autonomous deliveries on the road demonstrates the development of self-driving technologies in China.