Spannende Einsichten in das Geschäftsmodell von Robotaxis in China.
China’s driverless car start-ups expect large-scale commercialization of self-driving taxis in 2023 as the country’s technology giants vie to get a lead in the autonomous vehicle race. A number of so-called „robotaxi“ projects have popped up in the world’s second-largest economy over the past two years, with the companies involved eyeing creating viable autonomous ride-hailing businesses.“Robotaxis is the premier market for self-driving cars,“ Jianxiong Xiao, CEO of autonomous car technology firm AutoX, told CNBC in an interview. AutoX, a company backed by e-commerce giant Alibaba, develops hardware and software for cars that makes them driverless. It is one of the many Chinese firms that has launched a robotaxi project. Last month, the company opened its robotaxi service to the public in Shanghai, where it is headquartered. Users can book a ride through the Amap app, which is owned by Alibaba.China has the potential to become the world’s largest market for autonomous vehicles, according to McKinsey. The consultancy forecast driverless cars to account for as much as 66% of the kilometers traveled by passengers in 2040. That could generate market revenue of $1.1 trillion from mobility services and $900 billion from sales of autonomous vehicles by that year.