Baidu Pushing to Expand Robotaxi to 30 Chinese cities by 2023-2024

Baidu plans to expand its robotaxi ride-hailing services across 30 cities in China in two to three years to serve a wider range of users. Robin Li, founder of Baidu, said at the 2021 ABC Summit.

Currently, there are about 500 test vehicles in the Baidu Apollo self driving program and they are the first Chinese company to surpass 10 million miles of self-driving data.

Baidu has been deploying autonomous driving solutions since 2013.

In July, Baidu opened the Apollo Park in Shanghai. They have already had test systems in Beijing and Guangzhou. The 10 square kilometers area will be a hub for an intelligent connectivity ecosystem that will expand to 200 operating vehicles, becoming the largest autonomous driving fleet in East China.

SOURCES – Baidu, Huawei, Christiano92
Written By Brian Wang, (brian has shares of Tesla)

4 thoughts on “Baidu Pushing to Expand Robotaxi to 30 Chinese cities by 2023-2024”

  1. If they want to avoid being crushed by regulatory storms (something CCP like to do anytime a Chinese corporation looks like it might get rich or powerful) they will need to provide their service at the smallest fraction above cost as is possible. Though they may go easier on this industry since it’s customer data would be valuable to the state’s surveillance infrastructure.

  2. Three days already passed and Brian is still silent about the ignominious defeat of the USA in Afghanistan.
    Maduro still in power despite Brian told everybody that he would be gone in 2018.
    And Iran enriching at 60% despite Brian told everybody that Iran had been contained last year.
    Brian as a futurologist is worth less than my grandmother

    Just .. sayin!


  3. Given the way the Chinese government seems to like cutting legs out from under their own corporations, this may be problematic, especially over a longer time frame, despite the government's current interest in automation and AI.

  4. The Baidu Robocar concept vehicle seems interesting. At first I thought it was a slim design, possibly single or tandem seating. But the video shows side-by-side seating. The vehicle seems a bit large, but maybe they are retaining the larger front as a crumple zone?

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