Tsinghua AI Association of International Students (TAIS) news roundup 26 November

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Chinese robotaxi developer WeRide has completed 147,128 trips and chauffeured over 60,000 passengers safely to their destinations in its first year of service — which still includes a backup driver — in the southern city of Guangzhou. [KrASIA]

Chinese electric vehicle maker Nio has relaunched its homegrown Level 4 self-driving technology research and development project, which enables fully autonomous driving. [KrASIA]

The number of IoT (Internet of Things) devices connected to Xiaomi’s AIoT (Artificial Intelligence of Things) platform grew by 35.8% to 289.5 million, and its AI assistant Xiao’Ai had 78.4 million Monthly Active Users (MAU) in September 2020. [Pandaily]

China’s BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) is accelerating its synergy with new technologies such as blockchain, the Internet of Things and AI. [Ecns.cn]

Tencent Robotics X Lab has announced new developments in mobile robot research — the four-legged mobile robot Jamoca. The company displayed robodog Jamoca walking on Chinese quincuncial piles like Kung Fu masters. [Synced]

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Compiled by Nico Gous (nicogous@gmail.com / nico.gous@yahoo.com)

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