Didi, Uber's Prime Rival In China Will Set Foot in Self-Driving

Oct 07, 2016 05:05 AM EDT | Ribhu .


With what seemed like a thing of the future, or a part of a science fiction, self-driving has come a long way. Numerous car manufacturers and independent technologies are storming their minds in the self-driving industry - many coming with fruitful results. And there is another one in the queue.

Didi Chuxing, Uber's previous furious adversary in China, needs to construct a . 
In a meeting with Bloomberg, Didi and CE's founder and CEO Cheng Wei said he is chasing for information researchers in Silicon Valley to build up a self-driving car. Didi Chuxing purchased Uber China in a $35 billion arrangement over the late spring. 

Cheng included that he's likewise been in chats with Gansha Wu, the previous chief of Intel Labs who additionally established UiSee Technology, a Beijing-based self-driving car organization. 

Uber is propelling its self-driving car endeavors all alone. The ride-hailing administration as of late launched a pilot in Pittsburgh where select Uber riders can hail a self-driving car. This means that Didi will have to excite its advances further.

will indeed have to progress fast to reach where its competitors are standing. China is quickly becoming a major testing ground for self-driving cars. Volvo has recently decided to put 100 cars in the hands of people to d a test run. Alongside, Baidu, China's search engine giant has been testing its very own self-driving technology in California.

With the self-driving industry quickly building up, it will be interesting to see what the . Will it be wrong to say that in the coming years, or decades, self-driving cars is what we will find on the road?

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