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JD.com Delivers on Self-Driving Trucks

By Sun Wenjing, Wang Qionghui and Coco Feng
In addition to its unmanned road vehicles (pictured), JD.com has tested delivery drones on Xi'an college campuses and in villages around the CEO's Jiangsu province hometown. Photo: JD.com
In addition to its unmanned road vehicles (pictured), JD.com has tested delivery drones on Xi'an college campuses and in villages around the CEO's Jiangsu province hometown. Photo: JD.com

Chinese e-commerce company JD.com has unveiled self-driving delivery trucks, developed with two major automakers, showing how it is pulling ahead of rivals also interested in the technology.

JD.com’s two autonomous driving truck models, which it developed with the help of Shanghai-based SAIC Maxus Automotive Co. Ltd. and Dongfeng Motor Corp. in China’s central Hubei province, are both powered by electric motors and are equipped with automated mapping, obstacle avoidance and parking functions.

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