Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing says it plans to operate more than a million self-driving vehicles by 2030.
The robotaxis are to be deployed in places where ride-hailing drivers are less available, according to Meng Xing, Didi’s chief operating officer.
Mr Meng was speaking at an online conference hosted by the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post newspaper.
One analyst suggested it was a very ambitious aim.
“I’ll be surprised if we see a million by 2030,” a spokesman for market research firm Canalys said.
“I hope that happens but there’s a lot to take place in meantime.”