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Autonomous driving to take off in 2020, China robotaxi CEO says

WeRide founder Han predicts self-driving will be as common as push-button elevators

WeRide in 2018 launched a robotaxi pilot program in Guangzhou, the city where it is headquartered. (Photo by Takashi Kawakami)

GUANGZHOU -- Self-driving vehicles will soon be as ordinary as taking a self-operating elevator, according to Tony Han, CEO of Chinese robotaxi startup

"In the 19th century, elevators still needed human operators, but now they are unstaffed," Han said. "The autonomous operation of vehicles will become a commonplace service."

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