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Baidu's robot taxis approved to charge Beijing passengers

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Baidu’s Apollo tech exits testing phase, so punters must now pay the machine for a ride. Would you?
Poll Sixty square kilometres in Beijing’s Economic and Technological Development Zone have been approved for commercial operation of Chinese web giant Baidu’s autonomous taxi service. The service, called Apollo Go, will have over 600 pick-up and drop-off points in both commercial and residential areas and will run from 07:00 to 22:00 every day. “With the service’s first-ever commercial deployment on open roads, Apollo Go marks a further step in its accelerating progress towards large-scale commercial operation,” said Baidu in a canned statement.

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