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AutoX Launches Shanghai's First Fully Driverless RoboTaxi Operation

March 22, 2023

AutoX has been granted approval as Shanghai’s first driverless RoboTaxi operator. This approval marks the first time fully driverless RoboTaxis are allowed on the public roads of a downtown district in any metropolitan cities in Asia, in a major milestone for AutoX.

Inside AutoX's Driverless RoboTaxi Operations Center

May 9, 2022

Globally, we have designed and built 10 RoboTaxi Operation Centers to ramp up testing and support our RoboTaxi services for the public. Take a tour inside one of them -- our Shenzhen Pingshan RoboTaxi Operations Center that supports our fully driverless service -- from a flying drone.

AutoX Passes 1,000 Vehicles Milestone for its RoboTaxi Fleet

Feb 9, 2022

AutoX's RoboTaxi fleet has now exceeded 1000 vehicles. We are also opening a new RoboTaxi operations center in San Francisco to further expand our testing capacity in the city.

AutoX Expands its Largest Robotaxi Operations Zone to over 1000 km²

Jan 28, 2022

AutoX now operates Shenzhen’s largest autonomous driving area across 1,000 square kilometers, including a 168-square-kilometer fully driverless zone. AutoX RoboTaxis are able to navigate all the public roads inside the 1,000 square kilometer area.

AutoX Builds the First Level 4 RoboTaxi Production Line

Dec 22, 2021

The production facility puts together AutoX’s newest Gen5 system-equipped RoboTaxis and is the first dedicated production line for fully driverless RoboTaxis.

AutoX Now Operates the Largest Fully Driverless RoboTaxi Service Area Covering 65 Square Miles of Shenzhen

Nov 16, 2021

AutoX now operates the largest service area for fully driverless RoboTaxis across 65 square miles (168 square kilometers) of Shenzhen. Being able to navigate all the public roads in the Pingshan District in Shenzhen, AutoX has become the first RoboTaxi service to cover an entire district in an Asian megalopolis.

AutoX Takes On the Ultimate Fully Driverless AV Challenge: Navigating Through Urban Villages

Aug 23, 2021

In a newly released video, an AutoX Gen5 system-equipped fully driverless RoboTaxi safely maneuvers through the dense and chaotic roads of an urban village in Shenzhen.

AutoX Launches Gen5 Fully Driverless System Production for RoboTaxis

Jul 6, 2021

The AutoX Gen5 system is the first with sufficiently powerful hardware specifications capable of supporting fully driverless RoboTaxi deployment on public roads in the world's most crowded urban areas.

The First 100 Days with AutoX’s Fully Driverless RoboTaxi

May 7, 2021

To mark this exciting news, AutoX also released a two-hour video of its fully driverless RoboTaxi continuously driving. The video is very impressive as it shows the capability of AutoX’s vehicles where the self-driving car takes 16 ride orders and passes through many Shenzhen landmarks.

AutoX Opens Its Fully Driverless RoboTaxi Service to the Public

Jan 28, 2021

AutoX becomes the first in Asia and second in the world to provide a completely autonomous RoboTaxi service for the public without safety drivers.

AutoX Puts Fully Driverless RoboTaxis on the Roads in Shenzhen

Dec 3, 2020

This is the first time that a fleet without accompanying safety drivers or remote operators has been deployed in Asia.

AutoX Launches the first RoboTaxi Service in Shanghai to the Public

Aug 17, 2020

AutoX has announced that its RoboTaxi ride-hailing service in Shanghai is now open to the general public. This is the first time for Shanghai to have a fleet of autonomous RoboTaxi for everyone to ride.

AutoX Granted Driverless Permit by California DMV

Jul 17, 2020

Permit is only the third of its kind issued by California, allowing for autonomous vehicles to test drive without a safety driver present.

AutoX Launches Asia's Largest RoboTaxi Operations Center in Shanghai

Apr 10, 2020

AutoX announced the opening of its Shanghai RoboTaxi Operations Center, which will serve as the largest data hub for self-driving car data in Shanghai. The launch follows a 2019 agreement with Shanghai municipal authorities to deploy 100 RoboTaxis.

Data-Driven Development Process

Feb 26, 2020

Our data-driven development process leverages a large amount of real-world road test data and virtual-world simulation data to define the engineering goal and evaluate our progress. This post elaborates how it works.

AutoX and FCA Partner to Roll Out the first “Hardware Ready” RoboTaxi for Asia

Jan 6, 2020

AutoX announced a partnership with Fiat Chrysler (FCA) to start rolling out the first “Hardware Ready” RoboTaxi for the Asia market. The vehicle is the first RoboTaxi in Asia that has the hardware quality and safety design, capable of supporting a completely driverless taxi service without the need of a safety driver.

AutoX became the second company to obtain California CPUC permit, and gave the first Robotaxi ride in the history of California

Jun 18, 2019

On June 18, 2019, AutoX became the second company in the world to be permitted by the California Public Utilities Commission to operate a Robotaxi pilot program. We also become the first company in California to provide RoboTaxi pilot operation to the general public.

Navigating CES 2019 Traffic in AutoX’s Self-Driving Car

Jan 29, 2019

With around 200,000 attendees converging in a relatively small area, the traffic in and around the conference was chaotic and a true challenge to navigate. We offered autonomous RoboTaxi rides throughout the day, and self-driving delivery at lunch time. An NBC reporter took a RoboTaxi ride, and we encountered a red-light runner! How did the AutoX RoboTaxi react?

AutoX Launched the First Autonomous Delivery Services in California

Aug 27, 2018

August 27th 2018 will always be a special day in AutoX’s history. Two years of dreaming, hard work and innovation have come to fruition as we launch the first Autonomous Delivery Pilot program in California.

Democratizing Autonomy

Jul 23, 2018

Professor X, our Founder & CEO, started the first post of our blog. He explains why he started AutoX in 2016 with the mission of “Democratizing Autonomy”, to accelerate the advent of fully driverless cars.