Baidu gives free rides to test robotaxis in Beijing

China’s search engine giant Baidu has rolled out its “Apollo Go” robotaxi service in Beijing. It allows passengers to hail an autonomous taxi on the Baidu Map mobile app. Currently users can order free test rides at cab ranks only in some areas in Beijing’s western Haidian and southern Yizhuang hi-tech districts. And the journey needs to be completed at fixed pick-up and drop-off sites.