Self-driving taxis open to public in China's Changsha

Source: Xinhua| 2020-04-21 17:53:02|Editor: huaxia

CHANGSHA, April 21 (Xinhua) -- A batch of 30 self-driving taxis have entered public use in Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan Province, the management committee of the city's Xiangjiang New Area said Tuesday.

Users can hail a taxi for a free ride on a designated mobile app. Each taxi has one or two technicians sitting inside to guarantee the safety of passengers.

The self-driving taxis, named Robotaxis, are operated by Hunan Apollo Intelligent Transportation Co., Ltd. based in Xiangjiang New Area.

The scope of the hailing service is about 130 square km, covering residential communities, commercial and leisure areas and industrial parks in the city proper. Passengers can observe road conditions, driving speed and the route on a tablet, and play music on it as well.

In September 2019, a trial service was launched to a select group of citizens. Enditem