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Baidu's self-driving $5 taxis hit Beijing park in Olympic warm-up

China's first paid autonomous vehicles to set out on eight-stop route

The Apollo Go taxi service will link eight stops covering 2.7 sq. kilometers in the Beijing's Shougang Park. (Photo courtesy of Baidu)

BEIJING -- Baidu, the Chinese tech company known for its search engine, has passed its driver's test and will debut its fleet of autonomous taxis to the public this weekend in what will be China's first paid self-driving service with no one behind the wheel.

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