Vlog: Taking a spin in Didi’s new driverless taxis

Vlog: Taking a spin in Didi's new driverless taxis - SHINE News

Ever since the first licenses for testing driverless cars were issued in Shanghai in 2018, dozens of companies have set up shop in Jiading District, where a 53.6-kilometer stretch of test road allows AI-driven cars to take to the streets.But there’s a catch: they’re still not allowed to operate without a human behind the wheel, although that’s just a small issue for the multitude of companies testing these vehicles on the streets.

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n China and the U.S., there’s much debate about when and how humans will achieve fully autonomous robotaxis at scale — cars that chauffeur passengers under complex road conditions without safety drivers behind the wheel.

Many pieces are needed to make this happen: mammoth amounts of test data, advanced algorithms, strong operational teams, big checks from investors and local policy support, to name a handful. Until that day arrives, the bold claims from players in the field seem mostly out of reach. read more

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