Baidu introduces DuerOS and driverless car platform Apollo

China’s search engine giant Baidu, which claims itself as an AI company, introduced its voice interaction system DuerOS and driverless car open platform Apollo 1.0 on Wednesday at its first AI developers conference Baidu Create…

The USD 589 M fundraising scandal behind China’s…

The founder of China’s once known high tech transportation solution - the straddling bus dubbed as Batie - was arrested on Sunday for illegal fundraising. The straddling bus or the Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) was…

Can Xiaomi’s new Ninebot Plus inspire more transportation…

Xiaomi, China’s smartphone manufacturer which also creates an array of gadgets and accessories, on Wednesday launched a new model of electric self-balancing scooters - the Ninebot Plus. This marks the company’s ambition to bring transportation…

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I am Wu Nan, a veteran journalist educated at UC Berkeley and Harvard. I’ve worked at some of the most influential Chinese and international media outlets including the Wall Street Journal and the South China…

Are local regulations the next big challenge for…

Over the past couple of months, umbrella rentals have become the latest sharing economy fad to hit China with three umbrella sharing startups pocketing funds of several million RMB (around USD 1 million). However, local…

Tencent invites the public to test its new…

Baidu and Alibaba have both released their core artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to the public, allowing developers and third party small and medium-sized businesses to implement its technology into their operations. Now, Tencent has caught…

China’s straddling bus fails as testing rails are…

China’s elevated straddling bus surprised the world last year with its futuristic design that claimed to be able to solve the nightmarish mega traffic jams in China’s urban cities. The lifted passenger compartment is designed…

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