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Take a ride: Baidu offers new service

Shanghai riders can now hail a self-driving vehicle offered by Baidu’s Apollo Go as the city takes the lead in testing and commercializing computer-assisted driving.

The free rides are available from around 150 stations across the outer district of Jiading, covering several local neighborhoods, commercial districts and office buildings.

The service is available from 9:30am to 11pm daily through Baidu’s “Luobo Kuaipao” ride-hailing application.

Most of the hailing stations are in Jiading District where a demonstration zone for unmanned vehicles is located.

Shanghai has issued road test licenses to 25 auto companies and 234 vehicles — the most nationwide.

Baidu did not say how many vehicles it has placed on the streets during the first phase but said the goal is to make it to around 200 vehicles in the city.

The company’s “Luobo Kuaipao” ride-hailing application was launched last month and is expected to be operating across 30 cities in three years.

Trials are underway in Beijing, Guangzhou, Changsha in Hunan Province and Cangzhou in Hebei Province. Baidu’s Apollo L4 autonomous driving vehicle has accumulated 14 million kilometers of test drives as of August.


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