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Wuhan issues first autonomous car licenses for commercial uses to Baidu

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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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