Baidu started running its driverless cabs on a trial basis in September last year. Photo: SCMP 
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Baidu started running its driverless cabs on a trial basis in September last year. Photo: SCMP Handout

Baidu, Pony AI granted China’s first licences to charge passengers for self-driving taxis in Beijing

  • The two companies can now charge fees for their so-called robotaxis in a designated area of the capital covering 60 sq km
  • The taxis will have a human ‘security officer’ behind the wheel, ready to intervene if necessary

Topic |   Autonomous driving
Baidu started running its driverless cabs on a trial basis in September last year. Photo: SCMP 
Handout
Baidu started running its driverless cabs on a trial basis in September last year. Photo: SCMP Handout
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