Cheng Li, chief technology officer of Alibaba Group, said Cainiao plans to introduce 1,000 autonomous delivery robots to China within the next year.
Cheng Li, CTO of Alibaba, with Cainiao Autonomous Delivery Robot at Global Smart Logistics Summit
Chinese e-commerce leader Alibaba Group Holding Ltd plans to develop autonomous trucks with logistics subsidiary Cainiao, chief technology officer Cheng Li said on Thursday.
Cheng also said that Cainiao plans to introduce 1,000 autonomous delivery robots to China within the next year.
The announcement comes as dozens of startups, automakers and major tech companies, such as internet research leader Baidu Inc, are ramping up work on autonomous vehicle systems, which is expected to largely bring about a radical change in the world. transport industry.
Other self-driving truck makers include U.S. firm TuSimple Holdings Inc, which listed its shares in April.
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