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Apr 25, 2022 08:14 PM
TECH

Pony.ai Gets Licensed to Run Robotaxis in South China

Founded in 2016, Pony.ai has been developing Level 4 autonomous driving technology which enables a car to drive itself under most circumstances without human intervention. Photo: VCG
Founded in 2016, Pony.ai has been developing Level 4 autonomous driving technology which enables a car to drive itself under most circumstances without human intervention. Photo: VCG

Chinese self-driving startup Pony.ai has obtained a business license to charge passengers in a southern district of Guangzhou for rides in its self-driving taxis.

The license marks a milestone in efforts to commercialize a technology on which tech giants like Baidu and Huawei have placed big bets.

But when the company launches the service in May with 100 vehicles, each car on the road will have a human driver.

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