Baidu and Pony.ai turn out to be first robotaxi companies to function with out security drivers in Beijing


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Baidu and Pony.ai have been given permission to function their autonomous autos with out security drivers in Beijing, a primary for robotaxi companies in China (through CNBC). Though each firms now not want a workers member within the driver’s seat, they’ll nonetheless want a supervisor current someplace within the car.

Baidu and Pony.ai can’t function all through your complete metropolis of Beijing simply but — they’re restricted to a 60 sq. kilometer (23.1 sq. mile) space in Yizhuang, Beijing, the house of about 300,000 residents. Whereas Baidu can deploy simply 10 autonomous autos within the space, CNBC says Pony.ai can solely function 4. Each firms have plans to develop the variety of autos on the street (with Baidu taking pictures for 30), however it’s unclear how…

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