TuSimple CEO pledges to be an ‘evangelist’ for autonomous driving


Xiaodi Hou, Co-founder & CTO, TuSimple, on Centre Stage during day two of Web Summit 2019 at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal.

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Xiaodi Hou co-founded autonomous-driving startup TuSimple a few years ago, but he just took over as CEO and chairman of the board March 3.

Why? Here’s what Hou – who wants to be an “evangelist” for the possibilities of autonomous freight – had to say about it.

“Who is the best person to lead this company? It’s me!  Because I am a relentless decision-making machine who is backed by the technical background,” Hou told CNBC. “There has to be tighter integration of all different parts of the company” if it wants to…


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