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Baidu Expands Free Robotaxi Trial Service to Northern City of Cangzhou

Ding Yi / Aug 24, 2020 06:11 PM / Business & Tech

With Apollo Go

With Apollo Go

Baidu has expanded its Apollo Go robotaxi service to the downtown area of Cangzhou, a city in northern China’s Hebei province, where commuters can hail free autonomous rides through the search engine giant’s own navigation app Baidu Maps.

The robotaxi service in Cangzhou, which still requires a human driver to be present in case of an emergency, operates on predetermined routes that cover train stations, schools, hotels, museums and business zones, with 55 designated spots where self-driving taxis can pick up and drop off passengers, according to a company statement on Sunday.

The service’s launch in Cangzhou is part of a 2019 agreement between Baidu and the city government, under which the two parties would work together to develop a smart transportation system. It also comes four months after Baidu offered free trial robotaxi rides to the general public in Changsha, the capital city of central China’s Hunan province.

Baidu claims that it owns a testing fleet of some 500 self-driving vehicles, which have collectively logged over 6 million kilometers in test drives.

Baidu’s domestic peers, including WeRide, Didi Chuxing and AutoX, have also launched similar robotaxi services in China.

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Related: Baidu Trials Free ‘Robotaxi’ Service in Changsha


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