Tesla will grant Baidu just the permission

Tesla will grant Baidu just the permission ...

Is your Mom a tech-savvy mom? Baidu (BIDU) - Get Baidu Inc. Reportreally wants to know.

"Moms aren''t usually known for their technological expertise," says the Chinese tech giant. In a message from May 3, the company said.

''''Welcome to the Future, Mom!''''

A video demonstrating a woman using her smartphone to obtain a driverless taxi from Apollo Go and Baaidus''s autonomous ride-hailing service is accompanied by a video.

Mom, welcome to the Future!" the video says. "Helping Parents Use Apollo Go Robotaxis."

"Humanized #AI like #ApolloGo makes life easier for the younger generation, so we can look after mother like she was happy," said the tweet.

Baidu said the company has received the first-ever regulatory approval in China that allows the company to provide driverless passenger services on free roads in Beijing.

One person commented that "That''s fantastic." "I can''t stop thinking about what''s going to happen in the future."

The regulatory milestone, as Baidu described, allows the removal of a safety operator from the driver''s seat and "represents a significant step towards a completely autonomous future."

In China''s capital, ten autonomous vehicles without driving behind the steering wheels will offer rides to passengers in a designated area of 60 square kilometers or about 23.2 square miles.

In the morning, users were able to pick up a driverless ride via the Apollo Go mobile app from 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. local time.

Baidu, which has the largest autonomous driving system in China, said that it would begin later adding 30 more vehicles, expanding its fleet to provide more convenient driverless transportation to the public.

''''Look, Ma, No Steering Wheel''''

Following successful trial periods, Baidu and Pony AI became the first companies to receive licenses from Chinese authorities to begin their cab services commercially.

This latest trend is expected to attract attention of other automobile manufacturers looking to develop their ideas about the automobile sector.

Get Tesla Inc ReportChief Executive Elon Musk recently said the electric-vehicle manufacturer is developing its robotaxi and self-drivingcars capable of operating with no one inside, picking up passengers and delivering them to customer-chosen locations.

Tesla announced that it would be attempting a robotaxi that was "highly optimized for autonomy, meaning it would not have steering wheels or pedals," according to Musk.

According to a transcript of the call, Tesla planned to perform a product event for the robotaxi next year.

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Musk said, with the robotaxi and autonomy, "we will end up providing consumers with, by far, the lowest cost per mile of transport they have ever encountered."

"It''s possible that a robotaxi ride will cost less than a bus ticket, a subventioned bus ticket, or a subventioned subway ticket," said a researcher.

In March, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NTS) of the United States issued a "first-of-its-kind" decision that increased the protection of occupants under Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.

The update lists vehicle that do not have "traditional manual controls" associated with a human driver because they are equipped with automated driving systems.

''''Officially Entering the Driverless Phase''''

Get General Motors'' (GM) - A subsidiary of the Chevy Bolt EV testing car is allowing residents of San Francisco to receive free driverless rides.

The Cruise Origin robotaxi will be in production at the GM Factory Zero facility later this year.

The Origin, according to the company, was "purposefully designed from the ground up to operate without a human driver."

In a tweet posted on April 26, GM''s chairwoman and CEO Mary Barra said the company is "making rapid progress at@Cruise."

"Seeing people experience Cruise''s #AV technology reasserts the team''s remarkable work and dedication," Barra said. "Their self-driving truck has driven 40 times the distance between San Francisco and New York City."

Wei Dong, the vice president and chief safety operations officer at Baidu Intelligent Driving Business Group, said in a statement that China''s regulatory approvalmeans that intelligent driving in China has officially entered the "driverless" phase.

Despite the obvious obstacles,Mizuho''s analyst reveals that when he lowerd his price target for Baidu to $285 from $300, while retaining a buy rating on the shares.

Given the ongoing difficulties that the Covid limitations are causing, Lee said in a research note that the first half of 2022 would be difficult for China''s internet.

He said that he anticipates that the negative impact would be spread across all segments of the internet, including e-commerce, advertising, and cloud computing.

Covid is not a structural danger, but he said, but the ongoing dynamic [zero-covid] strategy will "continue to delaying the recovery schedule."

Withal, there''s one happy mother in Beijing who appears in Baidu''s video and has nothing but nice things to say about the company''s robotaxi program.

"I had no clue that this type of technology might make life easier for people like me," she said.

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