China approves driverless robot taxis

China approves driverless robot taxis

Driveless robot taxis allowed in China

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Chinese tech giant Baidu has received a license to operate China's first fully unmanned taxi, reports Bloomberg.

daytime. Five Apollo robotic taxis will be used in each of two cities. The service area for drones will be 13 sq. km in the business center of Wuhan and 30 sq. km in Chongqing.

Previously, the authorities of Chinese cities did not allow the operation of robotic taxis in a completely unmanned mode, requiring the presence of a person in the driver's seat who could take control of themselves in an emergency.

According to Wei Dong, vice president of Baidu Intelligence Driving Group, the company will negotiate with the authorities of Beijing and Guangzhou to obtain similar permits.

Prepared by: Sergey Daga