This article originally appeared on ABACUS
Beijing is starting to allow test drives of self-driving cars with passengers, and Baidu just became the first company to get the permit. 40 Baidu self-driving cars, which have completed more than 100,000 kilometers of road tests, can now carry passengers in a designated area.
Earlier in September, the company rolled out its robotaxi services in Changsha
, allowing the general public to participate. But in Beijing, passenger tests for its self-driving fleet are limited to professional test crews, according to Baidu.
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