Services were introduced in Beijing on Thursday, allowing passengers to call taxis using each company’s apps during daylight hours.
Currently, each company will be limited to a specific area of 23 square miles, and will have to maintain an operator In the front passenger seat to take charge in an emergency. Currently, programs are offered free of charge to passengers.
The announcement marks a major step forward for autonomous driving technology in the world’s largest car market.
Baidu is famous for its search engine It also owns the largest self-driving fleet in China. he said that You will start with 10 vehicles under the program and add another 30 later.
China has become an important testing ground for self-driving vehicles, with a small group of ambitious companies routinely setting new records on various fronts, such as removing driver safety, opening their services publicly or working on public roads, and the mileage of their tested vehicles.
Baidu was previously allowed to offer passenger services in self-driving vehicles in several cities, including Beijing, although a human is still required to stay in the driver’s seat.