Last summer, after Baidu started testing autonomous vehicles for the first time in Cangzhou, China, now Obtain the necessary permits Try how to monetize these vehicles.The city is about 149 miles south Beijing, Has obtained the company’s Apollo Go robotaxi service license, can conduct commercial tests on 35 cars, and has obtained 10 licenses to test fully driverless cars
Baidu said these licenses will make it the first company in China to start testing paid Robotaxi products. So far, it has provided people with these amusement facilities for free, which marks an important milestone in the commercialization of the service. It is also the first company in Cangzhou to obtain a license to test fully driverless vehicles on urban roads. Previously, its tests in cities involved safety drivers in cars.
To obtain permission, Baidu must complete 50,000 kilometers (31,068 miles) of local road testing. As of early March, the company stated that its Cangzhou fleet had traveled approximately 326,030 miles. Outside of Cangzhou, Baidu is also testing driverless cars in Beijing and Changsha, the capital of Hunan Province, China. It hopes to expand the service to 30 cities in the next three years.