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Toyota teams with Pony.ai for driverless road tests in China

Lexus SUVs with unicorn's self-driving system to run on Beijing streets

Chinese startup Pony.ai conducts robotaxi trials in Guangzhou. (Photo by Shunsuke Tabeta)

NAGOYA, Japan -- Toyota Motor will conduct its first self-driving tests on public streets in China through a partnership with local startup Pony.ai.

Lexus sport utility vehicles equipped with the autonomous driving system developed by Pony.ai. will travel on the streets of Beijing and Shanghai starting next month.

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