WeRide has partnered with Guangzhou Automobile Group (GAC Group) to launch robotaxis on the Ontime ride-hailing app. The companies plan to make the driverless taxis available to the public by 2022.
GUANGZHOU, China — Chinese autonomous driving start-up WeRide has partnered with major automaker Guangzhou Automobile Group (GAC Group) to launch driverless taxis on the latter’s ride-hailing service Ontime.
The deal highlights the push to commercialize so-called robotaxis in China on a large scale in an industry that has become increasingly competitive.
WeRide makes autonomous driving systems but does not manufacture cars. Instead, it looks to partner with automakers — in this case…