Didi has raised US$500 million from Japan’s SoftBank for its autonomous driving subsidiary.
Didi’s launch of robotaxis in Shanghai comes just days after it announced plans to deploy more than one million self-driving vehicles through its platform by 2030
Globally, the market is projected to be worth US$65.3 billion by 2027, according to a report from Market Research Future
Commuters in Shanghai can now book self-driving taxis through Didi Chuxing after the Chinese ride-hailing giant launched its on-demand robotaxi service on the weekend.
Using the new app, passengers can take free rides in autonomous vehicles within designated open-traffic areas in Shanghai’s Jiading District as part of the pilot phase of the project.