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Baidu bags first permits for fully driverless ‘robotaxis’ in China

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Beijing: Chinese Internet giant Baidu on Monday said it will soon ply fully driverless taxis in Chongqing and Wuhan cities via its autonomous ride-hailing
Beijing: Chinese Internet giant Baidu on Monday said it will soon ply fully driverless taxis in Chongqing and Wuhan cities via its autonomous ride-hailing unit called Apollo Go, becoming the first company in the country to herald autonomous driving.
The search engine group recently showcased a new generation of self-driving vehicles.
Baidu has now secured permits to offer a fully driverless commercial robotaxi service, with no human driver present, reports TechCrunch.
Baidu has also secured a permit to run driverless cars on open roads in Beijing but here, the permit still requires a human operator in the front passenger seat.

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