Baidu to trial robotaxis in central China
Chinese internet giant Baidu has been given the green light by the local government of Changsha, the capital of Central China's Hunan province, to use its self-driving cars to pick up passengers.
Baidu was granted 45 testing plates for its vehicles, the company confirmed.
China is testing autonomous vehicles in a number of locations, but it's the first time test rides are allowed to carry passengers in the city.
The city has designated 135 km of open roads and 100 km of highway as testing areas.
Baidu confirmed that its robotaxis will also have safety operators.