Founded Year

2017

Stage

Series C - III | Alive

Total Raised

$1.189B

Valuation

$0000 

Last Raised

$400M | 2 mos ago

Revenue

$0000 

About WeRide

WeRide is a mobility company powered by AI technology focused on autonomous vehicles. The company is creating a mobility ecosystem to transform every single trip to be safe, efficient, cost-effective and entertaining.

WeRide Headquarter Location

21st Floor, Guanzhou Life Science Innovation Center, 51 Luoxuan Rd. Guangzhou International Biotech Island

Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510200,

China

15210159612

WeRide's Product Videos

ESPs containing WeRide

The ESP matrix leverages data and analyst insight to identify and rank leading companies in a given technology landscape.

EXECUTION STRENGTHMARKET STRENGTHLEADERHIGHFLIEROUTPERFORMERCHALLENGER
Industrials / Automotive

Companies in this market develop the “brains” for autonomous passenger vehicles, including the necessary software and hardware that allow vehicles to perceive their surroundings, localize themselves, and plan accordingly. This market also includes companies developing advanced driver assistance systems as well as “platform agnostic” autonomy solutions — i.e., self-driving stacks that can be used f…

WeRide named as Leader among 14 other companies, including DiDi Autonomous Driving, Argo AI, and ZongMu Technology.

Predict your next investment

The CB Insights tech market intelligence platform analyzes millions of data points on venture capital, startups, patents , partnerships and news mentions to help you see tomorrow's opportunities, today.

WeRide's Products & Differentiation

See WeRide's products and how their products differentiate from alternatives and competitors

  • Robotaxi

    Equipped with WeRide’s full-stack L4 autonomous driving solutions to provide safe and stable self-driving rides on open urban roads, highways, tunnels and even in the “Villages in the City” with very congested streets.

    Differentiation

    WeRide is the first to obtain driverless testing permits in both US and China, also the first company to provide open-to-public Robotaxi service in China and Abu Dhabi. WeRide has demonstrated super… 

  • Subscribe to see more

    We're on a mission to enable every organization to make smarter decisions about tech. Whether it's finding a new game-changing vendor or understanding a new market, it's easier, faster and smarter with CB Insights. All made possible by the smartest, hardest-working team in tech. Subscribe to see more.

    Differentiation

    We're on a mission to enable every organization to make smarter decisions about tech. Whether it's finding a new game-changing vendor or understanding a new market, it's easier, faster and smarter with CB Insights. All made possible by the smartest, hardest-working team in tech. Subscribe to see more.

  • Subscribe to see more

    We're on a mission to enable every organization to make smarter decisions about tech. Whether it's finding a new game-changing vendor or understanding a new market, it's easier, faster and smarter with CB Insights. All made possible by the smartest, hardest-working team in tech. Subscribe to see more.

    Differentiation

    We're on a mission to enable every organization to make smarter decisions about tech. Whether it's finding a new game-changing vendor or understanding a new market, it's easier, faster and smarter with CB Insights. All made possible by the smartest, hardest-working team in tech. Subscribe to see more.

  • Subscribe to see more

    We're on a mission to enable every organization to make smarter decisions about tech. Whether it's finding a new game-changing vendor or understanding a new market, it's easier, faster and smarter with CB Insights. All made possible by the smartest, hardest-working team in tech. Subscribe to see more.

    Differentiation

    We're on a mission to enable every organization to make smarter decisions about tech. Whether it's finding a new game-changing vendor or understanding a new market, it's easier, faster and smarter with CB Insights. All made possible by the smartest, hardest-working team in tech. Subscribe to see more.

Expert Collections containing WeRide

Expert Collections are analyst-curated lists that highlight the companies you need to know in the most important technology spaces.

WeRide is included in 5 Expert Collections, including Auto & Mobility Tech.

A

Auto & Mobility Tech

1,328 items

Startups building a next-generation mobility ecosystem, using technology to improve connectivity, safety, convenience, and efficiency in vehicles.Includes technologies such as ADAS and autonomous driving, connected vehicles, fleet telematics, V2V/V2X, and vehicle cybersecurity.

U

Unicorns- Billion Dollar Startups

1,118 items

S

Smart Cities

1,891 items

M

Mobility-as-a-Service

558 items

Companies developing solutions to streamline the way people move themselves. Includes companies providing on-demand access to passenger vehicles and micromobility solutions as well as companies integrating multiple modes of transport, including public transit, into one service.

A

Artificial Intelligence

8,717 items

This collection includes startups selling AI SaaS, using AI algorithms to develop their core products, and those developing hardware to support AI workloads.

WeRide Patents

WeRide has filed 16 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Autonomous cars
  • Automotive technologies
  • Lidar
patents chart

Application Date

Grant Date

Title

Related Topics

Status

3/20/2019

9/28/2021

Autonomous cars, Global Positioning System, Navigational equipment, Navigation, Robotics

Grant

Application Date

3/20/2019

Grant Date

9/28/2021

Title

Related Topics

Autonomous cars, Global Positioning System, Navigational equipment, Navigation, Robotics

Status

Grant

Latest WeRide News

Robo Street Sweeper takes to the roads

May 13, 2022

Robo Street Sweeper takes to the roads 12/05/2022 Chris Ames Chinese autonomous vehicle company WeRide is running a huge road test of its Robo Street Sweeper, the country’s first mass-produced and purpose-built self-driving sweeper. The trial involves a fleet of more than 50 of the electric vehicles on the streets of Nansha District, Guangzhou under a strategic collaboration with the Yutong Group. WeRide says the Robo Street Sweeper is its second mass production and purpose-built self-driving vehicle, following the launch of its Mini Robobus, and is the first of its kind in the sweeper industry. Designed and produced for city-level environmental services, it features a cockpit-free design without a steering wheel, accelerator or brake pedals. WeRide says that it operates as a level 4 autonomous driving solution, which the firm says enables safe, fully driverless and all-day available operations. Level 4 vehicles can operate without a driver in specific locations, such as within a city or a district thereof, although a driver either inside or outside the vehicle may have to take control again in certain circumstances. While critics of self-driving technology have raised concerns about level 4 automation, WeRide emphasises its built-in redundancy element – meaning a backup system for safety critical elements that can take control if the primary system fails. WeRide says that under the self-driving mode, the Robo Street Sweeper fleet can perform comprehensive environmental services, such as sweeping, sprinkling and disinfection spraying. It adds that in the light of the COVID-19 situation, the vehicle is equipped with a spraying system to disinfect streetscapes with zero-contact. WeRide has also developed a custom-built, cloud-based platform to manage the Robo Street Sweeper fleet, which can act ‘as the brain and command centre’ for a smart city’s environmental services. The system provides real-time information of routes, operations and autonomous driving status and, according to WeRide, facilitates intelligent scheduling, automated activation, remote dispatching and route management, ensuring that daily operations, such as charging, water filling, waste discharge, vehicle activation and parking can take place without human intervention. WeRide says it has combined flexibility with extensive multi-scenario operation experiences, ‘joining hands with the Nanshan government’ in co-creating what it says is the leading pilot application of autonomous driving in China. The vehicles are being tested on technological and operational metrics through a road test plan that WeRide says is designed to address real-life scenarios of the Nansha District. Road tests are also being conducted into the early hours to acquire a fuller understanding of real-world conditions. Nansha is a southern district of the city of Guangzhou capital of the province of Guangdong, formerly Canton. Sitting at the centre of the Greater Pearl River Delta Economic Region and close to Hong Kong and Macao, it is a hub of technological and economic development. Wei Min, standing committee member of the Communist Party of China Guangzhou Nansha District Committee and executive head of the People's Government of Nansha District, Guangzhou, described Nansha as ‘a pioneer’ in supporting autonomous driving road tests and operations. He said: ‘WeRide Robo Street Sweepers’ road test in Nansha will be one of the largest in history. WeRide, being the leader in autonomous driving in China, is well equipped with industry-leading expertise in technology development, product innovation and commercial operations.’ Tony Han, founder and CEO of WeRide, said: ‘Under the accelerated urbanisation process, we observed a surge of needs on environmental services. Meanwhile, with the emergence of pandemics such as COVID-19, the demand for zero-contact environmental services has been raised. ‘By developing the self-driving Robo Street Sweeper, WeRide offers a package of environmental services without human intervention, and can be deployed in cities in a safer, greener and more efficient manner. In case of a public health emergency, the fleet will be the first and the most trusted resource to serve the public with the safe and reliable autonomous driving technology.’ Rob Bailey, principal advisor for highways and transport at the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) told Highways: ‘The Robo Street Sweeper appears to be a welcome development, allowing the vehicles to be deployed at any time of the day or night and free of any staffing issues that may create. Also, as fully electric, they are non-polluting and, one assumes, relatively quiet.’ Mr Bailey noted the need for more investment in road quality and road markings to fully support the move to autonomous vehicles, adding: ‘The public will also need significant assurances about the safety aspects of the operations and ability to deal with on-street hazards and vulnerable residents such as those with visual impairments. Rigorous risk assessments will no doubt be demanded specifically by local councillors.’ He added: ‘Autonomous sweepers will be with us in the future but we may have to wait another five years before they appear routinely on the UK’s public highways.’

WeRide Web Traffic

Rank
Page Views per User (PVPU)
Page Views per Million (PVPM)
Reach per Million (RPM)
CBI Logo

WeRide Rank

  • When was WeRide founded?

    WeRide was founded in 2017.

  • Where is WeRide's headquarters?

    WeRide's headquarters is located at 21st Floor, Guanzhou Life Science Innovation Center, 51 Luoxuan Rd., Guangzhou.

  • What is WeRide's latest funding round?

    WeRide's latest funding round is Series C - III.

  • How much did WeRide raise?

    WeRide raised a total of $1.189B.

  • Who are WeRide's competitors?

    Competitors of WeRide include Cruise Automation and 7 more.

  • What products does WeRide offer?

    WeRide's products include Robotaxi and 3 more.

You May Also Like

Pony.ai Logo
Pony.ai

Pony.ai aims to build reliable autonomous driving solutions. Pony.ai's fully self-developed software algorithms and infrastructure enable vehicles to perceive their surroundings, predict what others will do, and maneuver themselves accordingly.

V
Vay

Vay is a technology company working on launching driverless, safety-certified, commercial fleets on European public streets. Vays' technology enables a person to remotely drive a vehicle, increasing safety and saving time. The company will start off offering a door-to-door transportation service and drive the user to their destination. Upon arrival, users will be able to leave the car without having to park it. Vays' vehicles are currently operating with safety vehicles in Berlin.

Deeproute.ai Logo
Deeproute.ai

Deeproute.ai provides L4 self-driving solutions and develops sensors, high-precision mapping, control, hardware, infrastructure, cloud computing and storage, and other self-driving technologies.

AutoX Logo
AutoX

AutoX develops artificial intelligence solutions for autonomous vehicles. The company has invented a camera-first self-driving solution that amounts to only a tiny fraction of the cost of traditional LiDar-based approaches.

G
Ghost

Ghost uses initiation learning to create self-driving kits for cars. Ghost begins with human observation, recording what real-world drivers see and how they react to create a ground truth. The company’s AI uses this to model correct driving behaviors, creating a capable, dynamic autonomous control policy that can scale to almost any modern car.

N
NoTraffic

NoTraffic is a serverless network of smart sensors that communicate with each other. It uses deep learning algorithms to detect and analyze the traffic flow and adapts traffic lights timing in real-time to reduce congestion and prevent accidents.

Discover the right solution for your team

The CB Insights tech market intelligence platform analyzes millions of data points on vendors, products, partnerships, and patents to help your team find their next technology solution.

Request a demo

CBI websites generally use certain cookies to enable better interactions with our sites and services. Use of these cookies, which may be stored on your device, permits us to improve and customize your experience. You can read more about your cookie choices at our privacy policy here. By continuing to use this site you are consenting to these choices.