Chinese start-up AutoX, backed by e-commerce giant Alibaba, announced on Tuesday that it now operates the country’s largest service area for fully driverless RoboTaxis. The Area now covers 168 square kilometers of Shenzhen. Shenzhen is the leading tech hub in South China’s Guangdong Province.
Being able to navigate all the public roads in Pingshan district in Shenzhen, AutoX has become the first RoboTaxi service to cover an entire district in a major Chinese city.
The Company also released a video today to showcase it’s technology :
Service areas for driverless RoboTaxis are zones where RoboTaxis can safely provide service. For RoboTaxi, or robotic ride-hail vehicle, it can be described as a self-driving Uber-style service where users can order a car with an app on the phone and ride elsewhere by paying fees.
In January this year, AutoX became the second company in the world to offer a fully driverless RoboTaxi service when it launched a pilot service in Shenzhen.
After 10 months of operation, the service area in Shenzhen gradually expanded to become the largest fully driverless RoboTaxi zone in China.