My latest Forbes.com article is an exploration of several different projects that Baidu’s Apollo team is advancing, including mobility-as-a-service, smart infrastructure, vehicle-to-everything communication, and infotainment.
The Mobility-as-a-Service program in Guangzhou steps beyond previous deployments, in that it pulls together different transportation modalities and use cases into a single service.
The service comprises 40 individual vehicles, of five different types:
* FAW Hongqi Robotaxis
* Apolong Shuttles
* King Long Robobuses
* Apollocop Public Safety Robots
* “New Species Vehicles”, Apollo’s term for a robot that can perform a range of functions, from vending snacks to sweeping and disinfecting the street