Robotaxi company WeRide to deepen development with Nissan

WeRide has said that it will deepen the development of autonomous driving technology with Nissan Motor.

The China-based autonomous driving start-up raised $310 million earlier this year, valuing the business at $3.3 billion.

WeRide, which was established in 2017, has received strategic investments from both the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance and Yutong Group.

The company launched its first Robotaxi service in November 2019 in Guangzhou, China.

Since June 2020, WeRide’s Robotaxi service became available to the public through Amap, a popular ride-hailing mobile app in China with 140 million monthly active users.

A total of 147,128 trips were completed for more than 60,000 passengers during the first year of WeRide Robotaxi services.

WeRide is currently testing its vehicles in California.

“As China stands at the forefront of helping define the future of mobility, we are delighted to partner with WeRide to bring even more innovative technologies and services to enrich people’s lives in China,” said Ashwani Gupta, chief operating officer, Nissan.

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