By Hu Jianying, Wendy Shi
Photo by Huang Xiaozhen
Commercial production began recently on King Long's automated bus, with initial production reserved for sale in Japan. The transaction is the first export by a Chinese manufacturer of autonomous electric buses.
King Long's Apollo has no steering wheel, brakes or drive pedals. Apollo vehicles are also slated for demonstration and trial operations in a number of Chinese cities, including Beijing, Guangzhou, Pingtan, Shenzhen and Xiong'an.