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Reporter's notebook: a ride in a driverless AutoX robotaxi

Chinese startup rapidly hones its autonomous driving technology

AutoX has begun testing its fully driverless taxi service. (Photo courtesy of AutoX)

GUANGZHOU -- Chinese self-driving startup AutoX is rapidly improving its technology, doubling the distance run by its driverless car in a year-long experiment in the U.S. state of California.

The test drive included no human driver for security or other purposes.

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