To tackle Chinese roads, Silicon Valley-born self-driving car start-up first has to conquer rain


A Silicon Valley-born self-driving car start-up is taking to the streets of Guangzhou to acclimatise itself to Chinese road conditions. One of the first things the autonomous car had to learn: piloting itself in rain.
“It’s all sunny in California, while [in] Guangzhou [it] tends to rain more frequently close to April,” said James Peng, co-founder and chief executive of, at a drizzly demonstration in the southern Chinese city. The outfit took three months to master the…

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