July 14, 2017
Zhidx Interview with Pony.ai
In a recent interview with Zhidx, Pony.ai CEO James Peng explained the three layers in the autonomous driving industry today. At the first layer, he said, are the auto manufacturers. In the middle layer are the providers of robotics, map services, and artificial intelligence solutions. At the top are ride service providers, such as Uber and Didi. For Pony.ai, which is in the middle layer, there are two business development approaches. The first is to cooperate with the top and bottom layers, providing OEM services. The second is to operate its own ride service. Pony.ai is currently in talks with auto manufacturers about cooperative alliances. James said that Pony.ai is also planning to deploy a fleet of autonomous vehicles in a designated zone by 2020.Click the link above for Chinese coverage.