BACKGROUND We recently had dinner with a friend of ours who manages a large fund for investment in Chinese technology companies. His fund is very optimistic about the Chinese tech industry and its ability to innovate new products. However, he said that the many of their prospective deals fail to close or close at much […]
Since first announcing its “Apollo” platform for the autonomous vehicle (AV) industry last year, Baidu has consistently upgraded the platform and added new partners and capabilities. As Apollo continues to improve over the coming several years, nTheta anticipates opportunities for foreign AV technology companies to leverage Apollo as a fast track to China’s growing AV market.
Over the past month, Huawei has announced the details of the company’s portfolio of AI products and cloud services. The new “Huawei AI Cloud” (see Figure 1) seeks to remove the two main obstacles impeding the growth of AI development: (1) the significant time and effort to develop AI applications (such as data labeling, model […]
A Chinese company recently announced the launch of an Electric SUV with a range of 1000 km (621 miles) per charge. The company’s Chinese name is “车和家”, meaning “Car and Home”. The brand name is “Leading Ideal”, while “ONE” is the name of this particular SUV. Figure 1. Leading Ideal SUV – ONE ONE is […]