China Launches Fully Driverless Autonomous Taxis


China officially launched fully driverless, autonomous taxi rides on its roads after years of testing. The feat was achieved by Shenzhen-based software company AutoX, which focuses on developing self-driving cars.

After years of testing, the company has finally gained permission to roll out a fleet of fully autonomous robot axis that don’t need any safety driver in the front seat at all. The technology itself relies on a combination of radar, LiDAR, and blind-spot sensing via modifications made to a Chrysler Pacifica, and you can see it in action in the video below.

While the service is still restricted to the Shenzhen area for now, there’s no doubt AutoX will hope to expand across China as a whole and eventually roll out its service globally as well. 

Written By: Majid Alhusseini