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WeRide starts driverless robotaxi rides in Guangzhou with teleoperated backup controls

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July 10, 2020
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by Josh Kern
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In a first for China, the autonomous vehicle company received a permit from Guangzhou authorities allowing it to test its vehicles on the open road without a safety driver. Instead, operators will remotely control the vehicles over a 5G network when they get into situations outside of their intended operations, such as inclement weather or unusual traffic conditions. Globally, the company is only second to Waymo in rolling out pilots without a safety driver in the vehicle. Clients should note that autonomous vehicle developers in China are relying more on infrastructure like 5G and V2X communications, in large part due to Chinese cities rolling out that technology at a faster pace than U.S. cities are.

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