Didi Chuxing und AutoX starten noch im Mai ein Robotertaxi-Angebot in Shanghai. Spannend!
Ride-hailing giant Didi is planning to launch a robot ride-hailing pilot service in Shanghai as early as May and so is AutoX, two persons with direct knowledge confirmed to TechNode on Tuesday. “Didi is actively testing robo-taxi in Shanghai and we hope to launch the pilot service as soon as possible,” a company spokesperson told TechNode.AutoX on Friday announced the opening of what it claimed the Asia’s largest robotaxi operations center in Shanghai.Covering an area of around 750 square meter in the northwestern Jiading district, the Shanghai operation is expected to collect and process “petabytes” of driving data from road testing in Shanghai each week, AutoX said in an announcement.The operation will also be used for performance training simulations in a virtual traffic environment, while offering facilities to test hardware in climate conditions such as high-pressure water, and high temperature.The company claims that users “will soon be able to hail a ride” in its AVs, although the app is yet to be revealed. Business partners in making this operation center were also undisclosed.AutoX is backed by China’s biggest automakers SAIC and Dongfeng, as well as Alibaba.