China’s WeRide will launch its robotaxis on GAC’s Ontime ride-hailing app by next year.
WeRide, a Chinese-based autonomous driving startup backed by Nissan motors plans to offer test rides for the public at the Guangzhou Auto Show. The auto show will start on Friday in the southern Chinese city.
According to the company, the robotaxi has been integrated into the Ontime platform and tests are being conducted.
WeRide aims to take an early lead in what is considered to be the future of mobility; it has already invested billions of dollars in autonomous driving.
Earlier on Tuesday Chinese autonomous vehicle startup AutoX, a firm backed by Alibaba Group stated it had expanded its robotaxi zone in China’s southern city of Shenzhen. It has become the country’s largest fully driverless robotaxi zone, covering nearly 65 square miles (168 square km).