Baidu Apollo Wins Approval for Commercialized Autonomous Car Service on Open Roads in Beijing
BEIJING, Nov. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Baidu received the approval for commercial operation of its autonomous car service in Beijing on Thursday, as the company's Apollo Go, known as Luobo Kuaipao in China, was authorized to provide paid service in China's first-ever demonstration zone for commercial autonomous driving. With the service's first-ever commercial deployment on open roads, Apollo Go marks a further step in its accelerating progress towards large-scale commercial operation. The autonomous vehicle commercial permit granted by the head office of the Beijing High-level Automated Driving Demonstration Area (BJHAD) today allows Baidu to charge fees for autonomous services offered to the public in a designated area. Baidu was among the first service providers to receive such authorization.