Moon the fifth generation of Apollo robotaxi, developed by Baidu Apollo, the Chinese search engine Baidu’s autonomous driving unit. Photo: Handout
Moon the fifth generation of Apollo robotaxi, developed by Baidu Apollo, the Chinese search engine Baidu’s autonomous driving unit. Photo: Handout

Baidu to deploy 1,000 budget robotaxis on Chinese roads as it seeks ways to monetise autonomous driving technology

  • Baidu’s fifth generation Apollo Moon has a per-vehicle cost of under 500,000 yuan (US$77,665), compared to 1 to 2 million yuan per vehicle previously
  • In May, the search giant launched China’s first paid robotaxi service in Beijing’s Shougang Industrial Park

Topic |   Autonomous driving
Moon the fifth generation of Apollo robotaxi, developed by Baidu Apollo, the Chinese search engine Baidu’s autonomous driving unit. Photo: Handout
Moon the fifth generation of Apollo robotaxi, developed by Baidu Apollo, the Chinese search engine Baidu’s autonomous driving unit. Photo: Handout
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