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Alibaba develops self-driving Trucks

Online retail giant Alibaba is now also looking to develop self-driving trucks in the business. The company’s logistics arm, Cainiao, plans to develop the necessary technology, the company’s chief technology officer said at the Global Smart Logistics Summit conference. The company also plans to field test 1,000 Xiaomanlü (小蛮驴, “Little Robust Donkey”) delivery robots, he said – but only in manageable application areas such as universities. The company did not disclose any further details.

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