An unmanned driving car produced by Pony Ai [Photo/VCG]
Pony AI is a high-tech enterprise specializing in automatic driving. It was established by Peng Jun, former chief architect of Baidu and Lou Tiancheng, chief architect of unmanned vehicles. The enterprise received the California Road Survey license in June 2017. Yao Qizhi, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the only Chinese Turing Award winner, is the company's chief consultant. Pony AI is building unmanned driving R & D center and headquarters base in Nansha, actively introducing related enterprises to construct unmanned driving industry biosphere. It is expected to be built as the first demonstration zone of unmanned driving in China.
The vehicles for unmanned driving have been strictly tested since October 2017 and the testing area covers 26 square kilometers. Up until now, Pony AI has received an investment of 214 million USD.