Baidu hat seinen Apollo Go Robotertaxi-Service in Peking gestartet.
Baidu, which is considered by many to be the “Google of China”, is the first company in Beijing to deploy autonomous robotaxis that are picking up passengers.The Baidu Go service encompasses the largest total area and longest road network of about 435 miles (700 km) for an autonomous driving test area in China. The service area includes nearly 100 pick-up and drop-off locations covering both residential and business districts in Yizhuang, Haidian, and Shunyi, Baidu said.In addition to Beijing and Cangzhou, Apollo Go has opened its robotaxi services to the public in the city of Changsha, making Baidu the only company with robotaxi pilot operations in multiple cities across China.For now, the autonomous robtaxis will have a safety driver behind the wheel to supervise the vehicles, but the plan is to eventually remove them. Apollo Go will launch 40 vehicles. Beijing users can use the Apollo Go service after registering on Baidu Maps or the Apollo website.