Didi announced on Aug. 30 that it will conduct trials with both driverless and human-piloted vehicles (the latter just for the trials) within the next few months. An initial fleet of 30 Didi automated, self-driving cars will be available
Baidu, a Chinese technology company that specialises in AI, also plans to launch a robotaxi service in Changsha, the capital city of Hunan province, by the end of the year.
WeRide, a Guangzhou-based app, has also partnered with the city’s largest taxi operator Baiyun Taxi Group to provide a similar service by 2020.
Pony.ai, meanwhile. announced earlier this year that they intend to expand their robotaxi fleet to 100 vehicles.