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BEIJING (Reuters) -China's Baidu Inc plans to form a company to make smart electric vehicles (EV), two sources familiar with the matter said, with manufacturing to be carried out at plants owned by automaker Geely.
We streamed, we Zoomed, we ordered groceries and houseplants online, we created virtual villages while navigating laptop shortages to work and learn from home. When it comes to technology, 2020 was a year like no other.
Old people in China have suffered as services and facilities have digitised after the coronavirus outbreak, with some unable to work out how to leave home. Others, like Wang Yingru, have got the hang of mobile payments, but need help to book a taxi or medical appointment. You have to be willing to learn, she says.
WeRide has completed a total of 147,128 robotaxi trips for more than 60,000 passengers in the past year, it says. Nearly 60% of about 650 passengers surveyed say they use the robotaxi service for regular commutes.
Robotaxi operators will be allowed to charge fares for driverless rides in California under a plan approved by the state Public Utilities Commission on Thursday.
Tyrita Franklin-Corbett knew she was risking her health delivering groceries during the coronavirus pandemic, but she didn’t expect to be laid up by a dog attack.
HK judge: Uber’s operations ‘well within mischief’ covered by law, drivers did indeed violate permit regulations
Explaining court’s refusal to overturn convictions of 24 drivers, judge Joseph Fok argues decades-old laws governing carriage of passengers do apply to Uber’s model. Fok reasons Uber drivers still violated statute, even if they ‘have no separate agreement with the passengers being carried’.
China’s ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing and electric vehicle maker BYD plan to launch this year a test batch of a vehicle they have designed for ride-hailing services, a person familiar with the matter said.
Hard-up residents turn to the service, looking to cash in on demand for trips increasing by nearly a third among app users. Number of Uber Eats drivers doubled during Hong Kong’s second wave of infections, which forced tough social-distancing curbs on the city.
A strange phenomenon has emerged near Amazon.com Inc delivery stations and Whole Foods stores in the Chicago suburbs: smartphones dangling from trees.