Another major milestone! WeRide gets approval to operate fully driverless Robotaxi in Beijing
Beijing, June 30, 2023 — WeRide officially obtained the permit to carry out “unmanned remote stage” demonstration application in the Beijing High-level Autonomous Driving Demonstration Zone (hereinafter referred to as the “demonstration zone”). Its Robotaxi can now conduct fully driverless operations in Beijing.
In October 2022, WeRide acquired a road testing license for autonomous driving in the demonstration zone. Only 8 months later, WeRide moved into the new stage of fully driverless Robotaxi operation, setting a record in China’s autonomous driving industry.
With this license, WeRide can provide fully driverless Robotaxi services within the core area of the demonstration zone, covering 225 square kilometers. During official operation, citizens can hail a driverless Robotaxi through the WeRideGo App and arrive at designated destinations, such as subway stations, shopping malls, and office buildings.
Whether in technical innovation or commercial applications, WeRide’s Robotaxis have always been at the forefront of the industry. In November 2018, WeRide, in collaboration with Guangzhou Baiyun Taxi Group, launched China’s first Robotaxi. In November 2019, WeRide launched the nation’s first public Robotaxi service in Guangzhou, making it the earliest company to commercially launch Robotaxi services in China. To date, WeRide’s Robotaxi service has been in public operation for more than 1200 days without any proactive safety incidents.
Facing various traffic flows, pedestrian flows, and weather conditions on open roads, WeRide’s Robotaxis can achieve fully driverless, safe, and reliable autonomous driving. They can smoothly handle traffic lights, dynamic obstacles, and other typical road elements, continuously executing a variety of dynamic driving tasks, including autonomous decision-making, dynamic path planning, dynamic obstacle avoidance, lane maintenance and change, adaptive cruise, autonomous overtaking, intersection crossing, precise docking, etc.
With a “1 platform + 3 scenarios + 5 products” strategy, WeRide has the highest commercial revenue among similar autonomous driving companies. It has established strategic partnerships with many of the world’s top OEMs and tier-one suppliers, including Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, Yutong Group, Bosch, GAC Group, etc., continuously offering more new choices for intra-city mobility.
About WeRide Established in 2017, WeRide is a leading global L4 autonomous driving tech company dedicated to “Transform Urban Living with Autonomous Driving”. It has conducted autonomous driving R&D, testing, and operations in over 26 cities worldwide, accumulating over 20 million kilometers of autonomous driving mileage. Its application scenarios cover smart travel, smart delivery, and smart sanitation, forming a product matrix of Robotaxi, Robobus, Robovan, Robosweeper, and ADAS.
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