Toyota leads latest round of funding for autonomous driving startup Pony.ai

The company raised $462 million, with Toyota investing around $400 million

The autonomous driving firm Pony.ai pulled in a large amount of cash in its latest funding round, helped by Toyota.

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The company raised $462 million, with Toyota investing around $400 million, according to Reuters.

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The latest round values the three-year-old Silicon Valley-based firm at slightly more than $3 billion.

Courtesy: Pony.ai

Other investors include Sequoia Capital China and Beijing Kunlun Tech Co.

Reuters reported the funding earlier on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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The latest funding will support Pony.ai's future robotaxi operations and technology development, according to Reuters.

Courtesy: Pony.ai

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