First fleet of driverless taxis is launching in Beijing with rides costing $4.60


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A leading Chinese Internet company rolled out a fleet of fully driverless robot taxis on Sunday. Ten Apollo Go Robotaxis started picking up passengers in west Beijing, charging approximately $4.60 per ride. Developed by Baidu, they're the first paid autonomous taxis in China that don't have a safety driver behind the steering wheel. The vehicles are programmed with eight destinations in Shougang Park, home of the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympics . However, there is a remote operator on hand that can assume control of the vehicle in case of emergency. Scroll down for video Baidu, China's answer to Google, debuted...