Updated: 5 11,2022

China has granted Chinese internet services company Baidu and a rival autonomous car company, Pony.ai, permits to provide driverless ride-hailing services to the public in Beijing, a significant regulatory step in the country's pursuit of driverless technology. The permits given to Baidu and Pony.ai allow them to offer rides without a safety driver behind the wheel to take over in cases of an emergency. The new permits still require a safety supervisor to be seated in the front passenger seat.

——China grants first driverless taxi permits to Baidu,Pony.ai,ABC News


In recent years, China's self-driving car industry has shown its power  in innovation. It benefits from intellectual property rights to empower enterprises with technological innovation, protect the core technology effectively.