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Pony.ai is a company that creates artificial intelligence solutions for autonomous driving. It develops software that includes perception, prediction, and planning and control modules, localization and mapping, sensor fusion module, compute system, and onboard monitoring system. The company aims to build autonomous driving technology safe for vehicles, pedestrians, and other road users.
HQFremont, CA, US

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Employees (est.) (May 2022)546
Job Openings20
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Key People/Management at Pony.ai

James Peng

James Peng

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Tiancheng Lou

Tiancheng Lou

Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Andrew Yao

Andrew Yao

Chief Adviser
Lawrence Steyn

Lawrence Steyn

Chief Financial Officer
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Pony.ai Office Locations

Pony.ai has offices in Fremont, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai and in 1 other location
Fremont, CA, US (HQ)
3501 Gateway Blvd
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Pony.ai Financials and Metrics

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Pony.ai total Funding

$1.1 b

Pony.ai latest funding size

$100 m

Time since last funding

a year ago

Pony.ai investors

Pony.ai's latest funding round in February 2021 was reported to be $100 m. In total, Pony.ai has raised $1.1 b. Pony.ai's latest valuation is reported to be $5.3 b.
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Pony.ai Revenue

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Pony.ai Operating Metrics

Dec, 2019

Autonomous Miles Driven

932.06 k

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Pony.ai Online and Social Media Presence

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Pony.ai News and Updates

Pony.ai loses permit to test autonomous vehicles with driver in California

The California Department of Motor Vehicles revoked Pony.ai’s permit to test its autonomous vehicle technology with a driver on Tuesday for failing to monitor the driving records of the safety drivers on its testing permit. “While reviewing Pony.ai’s application to renew the testing permit, the DMV …

China's capital city Beijing loosens robotaxi restrictions for Baidu, Pony.ai

In a first for China, Baidu's Apollo Go and Pony.ai received permission from Beijing city to remove the safety driver for part of their robotaxi business.

Pony.ai scores taxi license for autonomous vehicles in Guangzhou

Autonomous vehicle startup Pony.ai has been awarded a permit in Guangzhou to operate 100 robotaxis as traditional taxis. The license, which allows Pony to charge for rides in its autonomous vehicles, signifies another step on the path to commercializing autonomous ride-hail vehicles in China. WeRide…

Pony.ai gets green light for 100 robotaxis in Guangzhou

This comes months after the firm got a robotaxi license to operate in Beijing.

Self-driving car startup Pony.ai obtains taxi license in Guangzhou, China

Self-driving car technology startup Pony.ai Inc. has obtained a new taxi license in Guangzhou, China, the first robotaxi company to do so. Announced Saturday, the permit allows the company to operate 100 autonomous vehicles as traditional taxis in Nansha District of Guangzhou, one of China’s four T…

Start-up Pony.ai says it's the first self-driving company to get a taxi license in China

The license allows Pony.ai to operate 100 self-driving cars as traditional taxis in the Nansha district of the southern city of Guangzhou, the company said.
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Pony.ai Blogs

Pony.ai launches the first robotaxi ridesharing service with Hyundai in California

Pony.ai and Hyundai today unveiled BotRide, a shared, on-demand, autonomous vehicle service operating on public roads in California. After a period of internal evaluation and...

Pony.ai collaborates with Toyota for future of autonomous mobility

Pony.ai and Toyota are teaming up on an autonomous driving pilot to accelerate the development and deployment of autonomous vehicles. Together, the companies will explore...

Pony.ai officially unveils PonyPilot, announces autonomous truck development

At this year’s Shanghai Auto Show–AutoShanghai (April 16 – 25, 2019), Pony.ai officially announces PonyPilot — a test project for a product-ready autonomous driving fleet...

Pony.ai to showcase China’s first product-ready autonomous vehicle system at Auto Shanghai 2019

Pony.ai will exhibit at the 18th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition (Auto Shanghai), one of the automotive industry’s largest and most important shows worldwide. Participating...

Pony.ai debuts product-ready autonomous vehicle fleet

This month, Pony.ai debuts its latest self-driving system: PonyAlpha. The release of PonyAlpha marks a significant milestone for China’s autonomous driving industry, representing the country’s...

Pony.ai Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Pony.ai founded?

    Pony.ai was founded in 2016.

  • Who are Pony.ai key executives?

    Pony.ai's key executives are James Peng, Tiancheng Lou and Andrew Yao.

  • How many employees does Pony.ai have?

    Pony.ai has 546 employees.

  • Who are Pony.ai competitors?

    Competitors of Pony.ai include Toyota Research Institute, Argo AI and Waymo.

  • Where is Pony.ai headquarters?

    Pony.ai headquarters is located at 3501 Gateway Blvd, Fremont.

  • Where are Pony.ai offices?

    Pony.ai has offices in Fremont, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai and in 1 other location.

  • How many offices does Pony.ai have?

    Pony.ai has 5 offices.