Baidu received the country’s first permit for commercial robotaxi services, a major milestone for Chinese self-driving car industry.
The idea of building an on-demand ride-hailing service for the skies is gradually getting off the ground in China.
The program is part of the company’s latest efforts to offer full-scenario autonomous driving capabilities by the middle of 2023.
Baidu could eventually charge people to ride in its robotaxis—a milestone for the costly, years-long quest of self-driving cars.
China’s leading search engine Baidu is rushing to lead the race in popularizing driver-assistance features on consumer cars.
Baidu on Thursday unveiled a new robotaxi model, called Apollo Moon, with a manufacturing cost significantly lower than competitors.
Baidu in March became the first Chinese company permitted to offer robotaxi rides to paying customers by a local government.
Autonomous driving technologies are the most crucial part of intelligent and electric vehicles, president Wang said.
The Chinese capital has authorized delivery robots to begin operating commercially on city streets for the first time.
A management reshuffle signals commitment as Huawei tries to break into the fast-growing autonomous and electric vehicle sector.