Baidu on Sept. 10 launched the Apollo Go Robotaxi service in Apollo Park in Beijing, masking almost 100 pick-up and drop-off stations in Yizhuang, Haidian and Shunyi districts.
As the primary firm to supply robotaxi providers in Beijing, Baidu this time launched 40 autos. The service encompasses the biggest whole space and longest highway community of about 700 km for a manned autonomous driving check space in China.
China’s first mass-produced L4 auto-driving passenger car Hongqi EV was collectively developed by Baidu and Chinese language automotive producer FAW in August 2019 and it obtained 5 Beijing autonomous driving highway check licenses.
Baidu Apollo in December 2019 claimed 40 of the primary batch of manned autonomous driving check licenses issued by the Beijing authorities.
After 8 months of small-scaled manned testing, the Apollo robotaxi fleet accomplished highway assessments masking 519,000 km within the metropolis and was permitted to introduce the service to the general public.
The corporate beforehand opened its Apollo Go providers to the general public in cities together with Changsha and Cangzhou, the place customers can hail robotaxis at a number of areas on Baidu Maps.
Customers in Beijing can register for the manned Apollo Go experience expertise on Baidu Maps or the Apollo web site at no cost.
“Baidu Apollo will continue pushing for the commercial application of autonomous driving” stated Zhengyu Li, Company Vice President of Baidu, regardless that Apollo Go in Beijing is at the moment a non-profit service.