Baidu Starts Robot Taxi Business Following Beijing Fares Approval


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A security officer boarding a self-driving robotic taxi on October 13, 2020 in Beijing, China, a few days after Baidu began trial operation of its Apollo robotic taxi. Zhao Jing | Visual China Group | Getty Images BEIJING – Baidu may begin collecting fares for robotic taxis in parts of Beijing from Thursday, Chinese tech giant CNBC said this week, a major step towards growing its driverless taxi business. Regulatory approval to support robotic taxis in China was obtained as local governments in the United States moved in the same direction. However, moving to Beijing city carries additional weight. The...