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Wuhan issues first autonomous car licenses for commercial uses to Baidu


The central city of Wuhan issued Sunday China’s first licenses allowing companies to operate autonomous vehicles for commercial use, local state-run newspaper Changjiang Daily reported, in a move that paves the way for companies to roll out “robotaxi” services in future.

A total of seven autonomous vehicles, including those owned by tech giant Baidu, smart transportation business Shenzhen Haylion Technologies, and Shanghai-based artificial intelligence firm DeepBlue Technology, received permits to carry out test rides with real passengers . . .

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