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Baidu starts offering nighttime driverless taxis in China

1 month ago   |   By TechCrunch

Baidu, the Chinese internet giant that became known for its search engines, is making some big strides in autonomous driving.
Starting this week, the public can ride its robotaxis in Wuhan between 7 am and 11 pm without safety drivers behind the wheel. Previously, its unmanned vehicles could only operate from 9 am to 5 pm in the city. The updated scheme is expected to cover one million customers in certain areas of Wuhan, a city of more than 10 million people.
Like most autonomous vehicle startups, Baidu combines a mix of third-party cameras, radars, and lidars to help its cars see better...
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