In China, drones without drivers will be brought to the roads for the first timeDecember 3, 2020
In the city of Shenzhen, China, unmanned vehicles will appear on public roads, which no one will control.
As on Thursday, December 3, Techcrunch informs, there will be no operator in the driver’s seat or remote controller in the drone’s cabin. The startup AutoX has received permission for such an experiment.
As part of the first stage, AutoX will launch 25 cars at once. The upcoming “robotic taxis” will not carry passengers at the present time – this is just another stage of tests, which bring closer the moment of the start of full-fledged work. In general, this is the first case in China and in the world when unmanned vehicles are deprived of supervision on ordinary roads.
According to the developers, everything is safe. The intelligence of the XCU control unit, as noted by AutoX representatives, is sufficient to handle the most difficult road scenarios. And the PRC can have quite a lot of them: the driving culture in the country is currently not up to par. In addition, Shenzhen is one of the most densely populated Chinese cities.
In addition, some time ago it was noted that unmanned Cruise cars will appear on the roads without a test driver. It should be emphasized that the company will currently be able to test drones on the streets of San Francisco.
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