Baidu’s Apollo robotaxi, developed using a Hongqi electric vehicle, in Beijing’s Shougang Park. Baidu will be the first to charge for a robotaxi service in China in May. Photo: EPA-EFE Baidu’s Apollo robotaxi, developed using a Hongqi electric vehicle, in Beijing’s Shougang Park. Baidu will be the first to charge for a robotaxi service in China in May. Photo: EPA-EFE
Baidu’s Apollo robotaxi, developed using a Hongqi electric vehicle, in Beijing’s Shougang Park. Baidu will be the first to charge for a robotaxi service in China in May. Photo: EPA-EFE

Baidu will offer first paid robotaxi service in China next month, letting people hail rides without drivers

  • Baidu will allow people to order autonomous taxis on May 2 in an industrial park in western Beijing
  • Huawei, Didi Chuxing and traditional carmakers are all racing to develop autonomous driving tech in China

Topic |   Self-driving cars
Baidu’s Apollo robotaxi, developed using a Hongqi electric vehicle, in Beijing’s Shougang Park. Baidu will be the first to charge for a robotaxi service in China in May. Photo: EPA-EFE Baidu’s Apollo robotaxi, developed using a Hongqi electric vehicle, in Beijing’s Shougang Park. Baidu will be the first to charge for a robotaxi service in China in May. Photo: EPA-EFE
Baidu’s Apollo robotaxi, developed using a Hongqi electric vehicle, in Beijing’s Shougang Park. Baidu will be the first to charge for a robotaxi service in China in May. Photo: EPA-EFE
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