Baidu's driverless robotaxis expand service in China

STORY: China's Baidu says it now has a fleet of

more than 100 fully driverless cars in Wuhan

and that as of January 2023 it had delivered

over two million rides across the country

(Peng, Wuhan commuter)

"Normally I will call for an Apollo Go to commute to work daily, because I think the response time of Apollo Go is faster, and it’s more convenient. As for my feeling of taking the Apollo Go, actually I think although it’s a driverless car, it has a smoother driving experience and is comfortable. I feel that I’m surrounded with technology, so the experience is quite nice."

Baidu obtained permits to operate

its Apollo Go service last year

It's the first of its kind in China

The company is now testing Apollo Go in Beijing