Baidu plans to add 200 robotaxis in 2023

Asian Tech Press (Dec 27) -- Chinese search engine giant Baidu Inc. plans to add 200 robotaxis in 2023.

Baidu announced on Monday announced on Monday that it would expand its commercial operation of its fully driverless autonomous vehicles on a large scale in Wuhan.

Baidu said that in 2023, its smart driving unit Apollo will continue to expand its business scale, planning to put 200 additional robotaxis in China, and focus on building the world's largest fully driverless ride-hailing service area.

Apollo Go, the robotaxi service platform that Baidu Apollo launched in August last year, has already started commercialized driverless ride-hailing service in cities such as Beijing, Shenzhen, Wuhan and Chongqing.

By the end of the third quarter of this year, Apollo Go has accumulated over 1.4 million orders, which makes Baidu the world's largest self-driving ride-hailing service provider.

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