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Baidu robotaxi approved for fare charging in Shenzhen’s Bao’an District

Date: February 02, 2024.Baidu announced that its autonomous driving ride-hailing platform, Apollo Go, has received the license for the intelligent connected vehicle unmanned commercial trial in Shenzhen’s Bao’an District. This means that Apollo Go can now charge fares to users who ride in its fully driverless Robotaxi fleet in the Bao’an area of Shenzhen, following its successful deployment in the Pingshan District.

Apollo Go fulfilled over 4.1 million orders and provided 821,000 transportation services in the third quarter of 2023. This represents a stunning 73% year-on-year growth. The platform’s fully autonomous ride-hailing services provide commuters with a dependable, convenient, and safe mode of transportation.

Baidu’s Apollo Go has been rapidly growing its presence in several cities. Completely driverless Robotaxi fleets now serve Beijing, Shenzhen, Wuhan, and Chongqing, respectively. The platform is aggressively pursuing the large-scale deployment of fully autonomous driving Robotaxi services. Moreover, it is performing extensive unmanned autonomous driving commercial operations and testing in numerous locations around the country.

Baidu is making significant strides in the development of its fully driverless ride-hailing services. In 2023, the company plans to establish the world’s largest fully driverless ride-hailing zone. They also aim to deploy an additional 200 robotaxis, following the receipt of Beijing’s first license for testing vehicles without a driver or safety operator on board. Baidu is now poised to offer fully driverless ride-hailing in the capital city. The company has gained approval for 10 test vehicles to navigate a 20 square kilometer area in Beijing Yizhuang Economic Development Zone. Furthermore, this area encompasses various complex urban road scenarios. Meanwhile, the recent expansion of Baidu’s autonomous ride-hailing platform, Apollo Go, extends its coverage to 130 square kilometers in Wuhan. It also caters to a population of 1 million and reaches from Junshan New Town to the third to fifth ring of Wuhan Economic Development Zone.

Baidu’s Apollo L4 autonomous driving safety system has amassed over 80 million kilometers of operation test mileage. Moreover, it cements its worldwide leading position with over 5,000 high-level autonomous driving patents.

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