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Baidu wins China's first commercial license for self-driving buses

City of Wuhan also picks two other operators for network using Huawei 5G

A self-driving bus with Baidu's Apollo autonomous driving open platform is displayed at the 2018 Baidu World conference.   © Reuters

CHONGQING -- Chinese search engine giant Baidu is among three companies to win a license from the city of Wuhan to operate a commercial transportation service using self-driving vehicles, in a first for China.

Authorities hail the move as the start of the world's first 5G-based driverless commercial service.

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