Self-driving cars traveled 150,000 kilometers in Beijing in 2018
Autonomous vehicles (AVs) traveled more than 150,000 kilometers on Beijing’s roads in 2018, with search giant Baidu’s fleet accounting for more than 90% of the total, according to an industry report.
The trips were made by more than 50 vehicles from eight companies that have been granted licenses to test self-driving cars in the country’s capital, the city’s Municipal Commission of Transport and two other government departments said in the report (in Chinese).
Baidu’s 45 vehicles traveled almost 140,000 kilometers, taking the top spot in terms of mileage in the city. Self-driving startup Pony.ai conducted 10,000 kilometers of tests, while ride-hailing giant Didi’s vehicles traveled just 78 kilometers—the lowest figure of all eight companies. Also included are internet and social media giant Tencent, state-owned automaker BAIC, German car manufacturers Daimler and Audi, and new energy vehicle maker Nio.
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