• PlusAI was founded in Silicon Valley in 2016.

  • We are one of the first startup autonomous driving companies testing self-driving car on public roads.

  • We focus on innovating and commercializing autonomous driving technology in different verticals.

  • We aim to transform the future of intelligent logistics and transportation.

Our story

PlusAI was founded in 2016 in Silicon Valley and has branch offices in in Beijing, Shanghai and Xi’an in China. 

As one of the earliest companies to obtain road test permits in California and one of the frontrunners in commercializing autonomous driving technology, PlusAI has established partnerships with leading commercial and passenger vehicle manufacturers in China, such as First Auto (#1 in heavy trucks), SAIC (#1 in passenger vehicles), Chery, and Zoomlion (#1 in specialty vehicles).


  • November 2016

    Completed system integration of the first test vehicle

  • March 2017

    Received California Autonomous Vehicle Test Permit, started public road testing

  • June 2017

    Conducted first all-day test of L4 autonomous vehicle in Palo Alto

  • October 2017

    Demonstrated deep sensor fusion based Autopilot features with volume production components, achieving industry leading perception performance

  • January 2018

    Completed 1200-mile road test in California and Nevada, demonstrated high reliability at 65 mph under severe weather conditions

  • March 2018

    Performed public demo of L4 fully autonomous heavy truck at two of the largest ports (Tsingtao and Ninbgo) in the world

Our Team

Our core team comes from world-class technology companies, equipped with extensive international strategic vision, as well as rich experience in technological innovation and commercialization. The founders team members created five IT technology companies in total, all of which have been successfully acquired or listed. 90% of the company’s R&D personnel bring together the top artificial intelligence, deep learning, and large-scale system engineering talent in both China and the U.S..
  • David Liu, founder and CEO

    David Liu, founder and CEO

  • Hao Zheng, founder and CTO

    Hao Zheng, founder and CTO

  • Tim Daly, Chief Architect

    Tim Daly, Chief Architect

  • Charles Yu, VP of Business development

    Charles Yu, VP of Business development


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United States: Silicon Valley
China: Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, Xi'an

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