China on Thursday launched its first automatic driving commercial service pilot in Beijing, marking a shift from the trial to commercialization stage.
Two companies, Baidu and Pony.ai, were granted permits to participate in the project, said Jie Fei, deputy office director of the high-level automatic driving demonstration zone.
Nearly 100 vehicles have been put into use. Residents would be able to hail a ride from more than 700 stops, Jie said.
(Compiled by Li Bowen)