In Cangzhou, Hebei Province, the Apollo go auto driving taxi service is opened. Citizens can call with one button through Baidu map and get free ride experience. Cangzhou became the first city in China to be able to reach robotaxi in the main urban area. < / P > < p > get out of Cangzhou high speed railway station, take a taxi at Baidu map, set up the passenger information, call “automatic driving” with one button, wait a little, and a white taxi marked with “automatic driving test” comes to the stop. < / P > < p > says “self driving”, but there are still two security officers in front of the taxi to take over the vehicle in case of emergency. In the rear passenger area, passengers click the “start journey” button on the screen in front of them, and the car starts smoothly. Real time simulation and display of the road route on the screen, as well as the road environment captured by the vehicle borne radar and camera, such as pedestrians, bicycles, tricycles, cars, trucks, etc. < / P > < p > the reporter experienced a 3-kilometer journey from Cangzhou high-speed railway station to Cangzhou Museum. In the middle, there was a turning at the intersection. In the following, turning, lane changing, overtaking, traffic lights, obstacle avoidance and other links, Baidu robotaxi was in a stable state, with the highest speed of 53 km / h on the way, and there was no case of being taken over by security officers. In case of red light, the car can automatically identify the color of the exit light, slow down in advance, and display the waiting time on the screen through the intelligent network connection system. When the red light is over, continue to follow the car sensitively and turn smoothly. < / P > < p > the real “driver” of Baidu robotaxi is a host and a “Baidu brain” located in the trunk of the car. The host computer collects and processes data, and “Baidu brain” connects with the body radar and camera for control. The Apollo go robotaxi service launched by Baidu in Cangzhou is jointly operated by Apollo and its ecological partner cloud chart technology. Tang Yiwei, CEO of yuntu technology, said, “in fact, it has nothing to do with cars. It has only four wheels. It is a robot with independent creativity.” < / P > < p > there are 30 such Baidu robotaxi in Cangzhou City, which run in the specified test section and time period every day. At present, the driving routes cover the core areas of Cangzhou, such as high-speed railway stations, schools, star hotels, museums, industrial parks and so on. A total of 55 boarding and alighting stations were opened. In the future, bus stops will be more and more intensive. Cangzhou is the second city after Changsha fully opened “robotaxi” in April this year, and Apollo has provided regular taxi service online. Baidu officials said that this means Apollo is accelerating the scale of deployment, baidu unmanned car service Apollo go into a new stage of multi location operation. < / P > < p > Baidu Apollo is the world’s largest open platform for automatic driving. So far, it has more than 150 license plates for automatic driving test, and the scale of test fleet has reached 500 vehicles. Baidu revealed that in addition to Changsha and Cangzhou, it has also carried out automatic driving test in Beijing, Chongqing, Yangquan and other places. < p > to provide a year of automatic driving technology instead of taxi service. In recent months, Baidu, Wenyuan Zhixing, Didi, Gaode and other companies have launched their own landing plans. Some securities companies believe that robotaxi has become a big fire in China, and 2020 will be the first year of large-scale operation. < / P > < p > this track is attracting a number of heavyweights. Recently, autox, a domestic autonomous driving company, announced that robotaxi service would be opened to all the public in Shanghai; Shenzhen Yuanrong Qixing Technology Co., Ltd. and Cao Cao travel jointly announced that they were cooperating in the test and operation of autonomous vehicles; in June this year, Wenyuan Zhixing also cooperated with Gaode to officially launch the robotaxi service; in early August, Didi travel announced its automatic driving The company completed the first round of financing of more than 500 million US dollars, which is also the largest single financing obtained by domestic automatic driving companies. < / P > < p > compared with the automatic driving transportation of goods, the automatic driving passenger travel service is a relatively more difficult format, because it needs to consider the diverse passenger experience. < / P > < p > why is this track so busy this year? According to the analysis of the industry, at present, automatic driving is still in the stage of R & D test. The cost of an autopilot car is very high. The car plus smart equipment is between 500 thousand and 1 million yuan. Such a price is very unrealistic to enter the private car market. Landing the scene to choose a taxi for public transport is a better choice and easier to land. In recent years, the concept of “autonomous driving” has gradually become familiar to the public and the government, especially this year’s epidemic situation, which makes people have high expectations for the “unmanned” scene. This year, the new infrastructure has ushered in a policy outlet. As the key content, the intelligent connected vehicle has attracted the high attention of various capitals and local governments. “Self driving taxis may become an important business form of online car hailing in the future.” An investment circle analysis. < / P > < p > “Apollo go robotaxi has opened passenger trial operation in Changsha and Cangzhou, which is another new milestone of Baidu landing automatic driving technology.” Baidu related responsible person said that based on the real scene passenger operation, will accelerate the automatic driving technology iteration and commercial exploration. However, he also admitted that although the experience has been open to the public, it is still in the testing stage, and there is still a long way to go for commercialization. < p > < p > in view of the lag of the construction of domestic traffic laws and regulations system and road network system, it is difficult for driverless vehicles to leave the test state accompanied by safety personnel for a long time. In 2018, Miao Wei, then Minister of the Ministry of industry and information technology, also said that it would take eight to ten years for driverless cars to really go on the road.