Yesterday, leading tech company Baidu launched China’s first commercial fully autonomous taxi service. 10 of the company’s Apollo Go are now operating at Beijing’s Shougang Park – one of the venues of the upcoming 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics – covering a 3 square kilometer range with eight pick-up/drop-off stops, reported Shanghai Daily. With no driver behind the wheel, Baidu aims to deliver a real driverless experience à la Waymo, although for now, a safety staff member occupies the front passenger seat to take over in case of an emergency. Passengers can call a robotaxi via the Apollo Go App. They can locate it using…
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