China’s Baidu gets approval to test self-driving cars in Beijing, days after fatal Uber crash in the US
|03/23/2018||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
- Tech giant Baidu has received Beijing’s first licenses to test self-driving vehicles on the capital city’s roads.
- The cars, which are permitted to travel on 33 roads spanning 105 kilometers (65 miles), took their first drive in Beijing on Thursday.
- Earlier this month a self-driving Uber was involved in a fatal crash in Arizona, raising questions of the technology’s safety.
- While Uber and Toyota have temporarily halted self-driving testing, Baidu is pushing forward as China tries to position itself as a leader in autonomous vehicles.
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