Pony.ai Begins Autonomous Driving Public Road Testing in Shenzhen.
Pony.ai, announced it has received a permit to conduct road tests in Shenzhen. This permission enables Pony.ai to begin public road testing in Shenzhen, marking a significant milestone for the company's newly-opened Shenzhen research & development centre. With the addition of Shenzhen, Pony.ai is now testing Robotaxi services in China in an ODD of approximately 300 square miles.
"The successful autonomous driving tests will pave the way for Pony.ai to introduce Robotaxi and other technologies in Shenzhen," said James Peng, co-founder and CEO of Pony.ai. Pony.ai hopes to launch Robotaxi services for the general public in Shenzhen in early 2022. With the addition of Shenzhen, Pony.ai has now launched autonomous driving tests or service operations in a total of seven cities in China and the U.S. It is also one of the first two companies to commence autonomous driving tests in all four of China's Tier-1 cities.
Since 2017, Pony.ai has accumulated millions of autonomous real-world road test mileage, with extensive hardware and software development experience in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and California. Pony.ai's autonomous vehicles have thrived in complex driving conditions, including heavy urban traffic, complex road and tunnel layouts, extreme weather, and thousands of challenging scenarios, all of which underscores the company's state-of-the-art technological capabilities. Shenzhen adds to this robust driving environment.
Pony.ai's testing of autonomous driving vehicles across diverse traffic scenarios at a meaningful scale strengthens the company's ability to provide safe and reliable autonomous driving globally.