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Alibaba to develop self-driving trucks with logistics unit

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Published: 14:12, 10 June 2021  
Alibaba to develop self-driving trucks with logistics unit

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Chinese e-commerce leader Alibaba Group Holding plans to develop self-driving trucks with its logistics subsidiary Cainiao, the company's Chief Technology Officer Cheng Li said on Thursday.

Cheng also said Cainiao aims to introduce 1,000 autonomous delivery robots in China over the next year, reports Reuters.

The announcement comes as dozens of startups, automakers and large technology firms, such as internet search leader Baidu Inc, accelerate work on self-driving vehicle systems, which are widely expected to bring a sea change to the transportation industry.

Other self-driving truck makers include U.S. firm TuSimple Holdings Inc.