Apollo Go expands autonomous ride-hailing service to Wuhan

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Baidu’s autonomous ride-hailing platform, Apollo Go, has deployed more than 100 completely driverless robotaxis in Wuhan, China. Covering more than 750km of roads in and around the city, the driverless service provides rides for approximately 1,500,000 residents.

During peak times, each vehicle receives up to 20 orders a day, and by the end of January 2023, Apollo Go had provided more than 2,000,000 rides for its customers, leading the company to claim that it is the world’s largest autonomous ride-hailing service provider.

The first fleet of fully driverless commercial services in Wuhan was launched in August 2022. This was followed by a large-scale commercial expansion in December 2022, which involved an expansion of the operational area, a capacity increase and longer journeys being completed.

To date, Baidu Apollo has conducted over 50,000,000km of L4 autonomous driving tests. Alongside Wuhan, Apollo Go provides autonomous services in several other Chinese cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Wuhan and Chongqing.

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