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WeRide raises $600m in China's self-driving tech race

Startup deepens ties with Nissan alliance in domestic robotaxi push

WeRide says its robotaxis have completed almost 150,000 trips for more than 60,000 customers. (Photo courtesy of WeRide)

GUANGZHOU -- Chinese self-driving startup WeRide has raised more than $600 million over the last five months, with an alliance between Nissan Motor, Renault and Mitsubishi Motors contributing to the infusion, according to a Wednesday announcement.

"With the continued support of Nissan, we will accelerate the commercial use of our driverless Robotaxis in China," company CEO Tony Han said in a statement.

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