Chinese giant Didi Chuxing, global rival Uber, announced the launch in Shanghai unmanned taxi, reports The Verge.
About it technical Director Didi Zhang Bo said at the world conference on artificial intelligence in Shanghai.
The city authorities granted the company a permit to test robotic vehicles on public roads.
Park is the first “drone” consists of 30 vehicles. And starting in 2021, the company plans to expand the service outside of Shanghai.
From Didi has potential to be the first who implements a large-scale service robotics in China. Given the difficult road conditions in the city, the test will start with a mixed model, which will combine as unmanned vehicles, and vehicle with the presence of the driver to control the trip, said Zhang Bo.
To display robotaxi, clients are encouraged to use the app Didi. All unmanned trips will initially be free.