May 08 2021
Baidu Open First Robotaxi Service for Public Commercially Without Safety Drivers
Baidu's AI-powered autonomous propulsion system can operate vehicles without human intervention, a breakthrough that Baidu says will help accelerate the deployment of large-scale autonomous propulsion technology across China. Autonomous vehicles will be booked using the "5G Powered Remote Driving Service, which Baidu also developed for Apollo Go. This will allow human operators to take control of the vehicle remotely if the vehicle encounters unexpected obstacles. during the trip. For example, a vehicle traffic jam or road closure due to roadworks. Baidu has obtained 2,900 smart driving patents and 221 road test permits, of which 179 are for testing autonomous vehicles carrying passengers.