First robotic taxis without a safety driver in China West Observer


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The licenses are effective immediately in the two Chinese cities of Chongqing and Wuhan, as the Chinese technology giant and Google competitor Baidu announced on Monday. Robotaxis could now operate there without additional safety drivers. This is a turning point in dealing with self-driving cars, Baidu explained. The operation of the robotaxis is initially restricted to certain periods of the day. Baidu is starting with five cars in each of the two cities and is already negotiating an expansion of the offer to cities with a population of over a million, such as Beijing and Shanghai. Interior of Baidu’s Apollo...