How to build a better, safer, and cleaner future for mobility

Tony Han, Founder and CEO of WeRide, a world-leading autonomous driving company, recently had an online talk with Nissan COO Ashwani Gupta on how to build a better, safer and cleaner future for mobility. The two business leaders also discussed the important role strategic partnerships play in the mobility revolution.

This is the second installment in the series of fireside chats dubbed “VISUALIZATIONS OF LEADERSHIP,” an initiative by Ashwani Gupta who discusses the most urgent topics on the agenda for the automotive business today with other business leaders.


WeRide, a world-leading autonomous driving company, forayed into urban logistics industry with the unveiling of WeRide Robovan, the very first L4 self-driving cargo van in China. The company will work with Jiangling Motors (JMC), a major Chinese automobile manufacturer, and ZTO Express, a leading express delivery company in China, in a strategic cooperation, promoting mass production and the commercialization of WeRide Robovan. WeRide orchestrates this trilateral cooperation and creates an autonomous driving (AD) ecosystem for China’s urban logistics. WeRide now is not only dedicated to L4 autonomous driving mobility, but also smart urban logistics.

Today, Tony Han, the Founder…


WeRide today released a two-hour uncut video of its recent uninterrupted 40-kilometer Robotaxi road test under torrential rain during evening rush hours as part of its regular road tests for its autonomous vehicles. The video showcases WeRide’s leading Level 4 autonomous driving technology as its Robotaxi safely and smoothly navigates open roads without the need for any human intervention despite the difficult traffic conditions.

China’s complex urban traffic conditions present a wide variety of challenging scenarios for autonomous vehicles. …


Accelerating autonomous driving development through strategic expansion of commercial applications and talent pool

WeRide, a global leading L4 autonomous driving company, today announced the acquisition of MoonX.AI, a leading autonomous trucking startup in China. The transaction will help accelerate WeRide’s strategic development in autonomous driving technology, product innovation, commercial applications, and talent pool. Dr. Qingxiong Yang, Founder and CEO of MoonX.AI, will serve as Vice President of WeRide and Dean of WeRide Research Institute and bring over 50 experienced engineers from MoonX.AI to join WeRide.

WeRide Announces Acquisition of MoonX.AI, a leading autonomous trucking startup in China

Established in June 2018, MoonX.AI is focused on transforming the freight industry through autonomous driving…


WeRide, a global leading autonomous driving company announced further updates on its Series C fundraising. The round of funding closed with the participation of Alliance Ventures, China Structural Reform Fund and Pro Capital (CDB Equipment Manufacturing Funds, an existing investor). The company has raised US$310 million in this latest round of funding. In total, the company has raised more than US$600 million in the past five months, bringing its valuation to US$3.3 billion.

WeRide Robotaxis

This is the second investment on WeRide from Alliance Ventures, the venture capital fund of the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi (RNM) Alliance. Alliance Ventures took part in WeRide’s…


WeRide has launched a new brand logo that represents a renewed commitment to the company values, reaffirming WeRide’s vision to transform mobility with safe, efficient, affordable, and clean autonomous driving.

The new logo has added two more colors to the existing teal design — blue and gray. With a high color saturation pallet, the logo highlights the brands’ ethos of looking towards a future mobilized by Level 4 autonomous driving.

These new colors accentuate the “W” of “We”, highlighting WeRide’s brand identity as a people focused service. …


WeRide, a global leading autonomous driving company, announced on May 13th that it has secured another round of fundraising, totaling hundreds of millions (USD), from IDG Capital, Homeric Capital, CoStone Capital, Cypress Star, Sky9 Capital, and K3 Ventures, etc.

CMC Capital Partners, Qiming Venture Partners and Alpview Capital as existing investors also participated in this round. This comes just four months after its Series B fundraising of US$310 million, with the new round resulting in the company’s valuation at US$3.3 billion.

WeRide Robotaxi fleet

“WeRide Master Platform (WMP), our core autonomous driving technology solution has helped to accelerate the company’s development. This drives…


Leading autonomous driving mobility company WeRide is the first startup in the world holding driverless test permits in both China and the US. In an update to its two-hour, 50-mile non-stop driverless road test video, WeRide has released another driverless testing video to the public, showcasing its cutting-edge technology on the open roads in China. Since July 2020, WeRide has been conducting driverless road tests on designated urban public roads in Guangzhou from 8am to 10pm everyday. As of April, 2021, WeRide’s driverless mileage has exceeded 100,000 kilometers (the company’s total autonomous mileage has reached over 4,500,000 kilometers).

The…


WeRide, a leading autonomous driving mobility company, received a permit from the California’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) on April 12th to conduct driverless testing on public roads in San Jose without safety driver inside the vehicles. This is another breakthrough for WeRide since being granted the first such permit in China in July 2020, making it the first startup in the world holding driverless test permits in both China and the US.

WeRide gets California permit to test driverless vehicles

As of April, 2021, WeRide’s driverless mileage has exceeded 100,000 kilometers (the company’s total autonomous mileage has reached over 4,500,000 kilometers, including that of driverless testing, autonomous…


WeRide Celebrates Fourth Anniversary

Today, WeRide turns four years old.

Over the past four years, WeRide has delivered many firsts in the field of autonomous driving. Through all the challenges, we have grown stronger and more persistent.

Stepping into a new stage of development, we will keep leading the industry to roll out safe driverless services with innovative products. We believe autonomous driving technology will change the world and bring people smarter mobility and better lives.

Tech 4 Good. WeRide is becoming the company that defines autonomous driving.

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WeRide is a global leading autonomous driving company, developing the most advanced technology to make our trips safer and more efficient. www.weride.ai

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