This is the first fully robotic taxi in China, with no driver inside or remote control outside.
AutoX, a Chinese startup company backed by e-commerce giant Alibaba, as well as MediaTek and Shanghai Motors, announced Thursday that it has launched a fleet of 25 driverless robot taxis on the streets of Shenzhen, Tech reports. Squeeze.
In this way, the company is the first in the country to launch a car with no safety driver inside, which differentiates it from other ‘robotaxis’ tests carried out in the country.
AutoX posted a video of its Fiat Chrysler Pacifica miniat navigating China’s most populous city centers without any outside help. The video shows passengers in the robotic taxi getting in and out, carrying a package in the back seat, and the like.
The bold decision to remove front-line drivers and operators at a remote control center in Shenzhen due to AutoX equipping its vehicles with its proprietary vehicle control unit called XCU, which the company claims has speed of processing faster and more computational capacity to handle the complex scenarios that might arise on Chinese city roads.
However, AutoX’s fully driverless robotaxis is still not serving the public. They are only available to employees and private guests, such as the media, business partners, investors and automakers, CNBC reports referring to the company’s CEO, Jianxiong Xiao.
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