Baidu to operate driverless taxis in two cities

In recent years, China has rolled out a series of policies to promote the development and commercialization of self-driving technology.

Baidu will offer the commercial robotaxi service — with no driver present — in some areas of the two cities via the companys autonomous ride-hailing platform Apollo Go.


Chinese tech giant Baidu has obtained permission to operate fully driverless taxis commercially on public roads in the cities of Wuhan and Chongqing.

Baidu has launched a pilot service on Apollo Go in various Chinese cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen.

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Baidu said it would implement redundant monitoring and parallel driving to ensure passengers safety.