U.S. artificial intelligence-based autonomous driving company Pony.ai has raised $102 million in Series A funding round, bringing round total to $214 million.

This infusion of capital reflects a growing interest from both a new and existing investor group.

In addition to fleet expansion, team growth, and supporting existing and new partnerships, this round of capital will be used to accelerate Pony.ai’s entry into commercialization.

In February, the company soft-launched an autonomous ride-hailing fleet in Guangzhou, becoming the first company ever to offer fully self-driving car rides to the general public in China.