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AutoX launches completely driverless fleet in Shenzhen

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December 04, 2020
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by Josh Kern
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The company claims it is the first in China to launch a driverless fleet with no backup controls or safety driver. WeRide previously launched a driverless fleet in Guangzhou but with teleoperated controls. AutoX will be testing 25 cars as part of the Shenzhen fleet and plans to scale to 10 cities globally in the next six months. The wide range of cities the startup tests in gives it a unique advantage over those like Cruise, which mainly tests in one urban area. Still, AutoX mainly focuses on the Chinese market, which has unique characteristics in its traffic laws and pedestrian behavior. Like other Chinese autonomous vehicle companies, AutoX relies on connected infrastructure and prioritizes cities that invest in that infrastructure.

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