It is the first fully robotic taxi in China, with no driver inside or remote control outside.
AutoX, a Chinese startup backed by e-commerce giant Alibaba as well as MediaTech and Shanghai Motors, announced on Thursday that it had launched a fleet of 25 robotic driverless taxis on the streets of Shenzhen. . Crisis.
In this way, the company became the first in the country to launch a car without a driver inside, which distinguishes it from other ‘robot taxi’ tests performed in the country.
AutoX has released a video of the Fiat Chrysler Pacifica minivan moving without any outside help through the center of China’s most populous cities. The video shows the passengers in the robotic taxi coming in and out, carrying a package in the back seat, etc.
The bold decision to eliminate first-line drivers and operators at the Shenzhen Remote Control Center is due to AutoX equipping its vehicles with its own vehicle control unit called the XCU, which the company claims has faster processing speeds and greater computing capacity. dealing with complex scenarios that may arise on the roads of Chinese cities.
However, AutoX driverless robotics still do not serve the public. They are only available to employees and private guests, such as the media, business partners, investors and carmakers, CNBC reported, citing the company’s CEO, Yianxion Xiao.
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