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Didi sets sights on China's first robotaxi service in Shanghai

Ride hailer taps app data in driverless race against Baidu's Apollo project

Didi Chuxing showcases its self-driving taxi at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference Friday in Shanghai. (Photo by Shunsuke Tabeta)

SHANGHAI -- Didi Chuxing, China's largest ride-hailing startup, will bring driverless taxis to Shanghai, the company announced Friday, with service to begin as soon as within the year.

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