Baidu, Inc. will open fully driverless robotaxi services to the public in Beijing starting from May 2, 2021, which will be China’s first paid autonomous vehicle service where users can hail a robotaxi without a safety driver behind the steering wheel, marking a landmark step on the road to commercialization of autonomous driving.
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In March 2021, the number of active users of Baidu app reached 558 million, with daily login users accounting for more than 75%, according to Baidu’s announcement at Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Baidu Apollo topped industry peers across every testing category for the third consecutive year according to Beijing Autonomous Vehicles Road Test Report 2020.
Baidu Apollo was granted permission by Beijing transportation authorities for five of its vehicles to conduct fully driverless road tests.
Apollo intelligent travel technology (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Baidu Apollo, won the bid of “new infrastructure project of intelligent transportation for automatic driving and vehicle road coordination” in Guangzhou Development Zone, Huangpu District, Guangzhou.
Baidu delivered a solid second quarter in 2019 with revenues reaching RMB 26.3 billion, growing 9% QoQ, and Baidu Core revenues growing 12% QoQ. In June, Baidu App DAUs reached 188 million, up 27% year over year, in-app search queries grew over 20% year over year and smart mini program MAUs reached 270 million, up […]
Kantar TNS Auto survey shows Chinese consumers are more willing to buy connected cars as well as more ready to accept self-driving cars, shared cars and new energy cars.