back to article Pony.ai lassos China's first autonomous taxi license

Residents of Chinese metropolises Guangzhou and Beijing may be in for a surprise the next time they hail a cab – some of them are now self-driving. Autonomous driving company Pony.ai is the operator, and the only business of its kind granted a license to run driverless cabs in China, the company said. It has tested vehicles, …

  1. sreynolds Silver badge

    Five stars or else...

    What did the other 1% say? How many near misses?

    1. Anonymous Coward
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      Re: Five stars or else...

      I'm guessing facing gulag instead of getting away with accidents may focus developer's attention?

  2. Securitymoose
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    What could possibly go wrong?

    Of course, we will never hear about the number of people mowed down by system failure in such a teeming city. Perhaps they will link everything with 5G to make it doubly entertaining, or perhaps the lockdown will keep everyone off the streets anyway, and the only folks out there using taxis will be exchanging germs like there's no tomorrow (which sadly there may not be for some of them). At least with human taxi drivers, they can disinfect after each fare. Will the self-driving ones do the same, and if so, how much time will they be out of service while they are fumigated?

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