Autonomous Driving Developer AutoX Expanding its Robotaxi Testing to 4 New Cities in China

Chinese autonomous driving startup AutoX, said it is getting ready to expand in four more cities and will soon test its robotaxi technology with the Chrysler Pacifica minivan, the same vehicle used by Alphabet’s self-driving arm Waymo, reports Reuters.

AutoX is also in talks with prospective investors to fund the expansion and development of its autonomous fleet of robotaxis, Chief Executive Xiao Jianxiong said, without providing further details.

The company has already received autonomous driving permits in Shenzhen, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. It now plans to expand its robotaxi fleet in Beijing, western Chongqing and two other cities, Xiao said.

“Chongqing brings new challenges as a hilly city,” Xi ao said in an interview. AutoX will also soon start testing vehicles in China with no safety driver in the front seat, he said.