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China’s Baidu gets approval to test self-driving cars in Beijing, days after fatal Uber crash in the US





A fleet of vehicles equipped with Baidu's autonomous driving technologies conduct road testing in Wuzhen, Zhejiang Province, China in an undated photo.   Courtesy of Baidu/Handout via REUTERS

  • 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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Source:: BusinessInsider.Com

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