On December 8th, Baidu’s “Smart Era, Towards the Future” Apollo Ecological Conference was held in Guangzhou, where the latest developments and results in intelligent automotive technology, intelligent transportation technology, and autonomous driving were announced.
At the conference, Baidu Apollo launched its Lego-like intelligent automotive solution, which includes four major series of products: “smart driving, smart cockpit, smart map, and smart cloud.” “Smart driving” has already begun large-scale production and cooperation with brands such as GAC, WM Motor, and Great Wall Motors on AVP production. In this series, Apollo launched the Navigation Pilot (ANP) for assisted driving. Additionally, Baidu stated that ANP is based on the L4 pure visual autonomous driving technology Apollo Lite, which is a product that lowers L4 autonomous driving technology to the assisted driving field.
In addition, “smart cockpit” has already realized a production volume of over one million small in-car OS devices, “smart map” includes in-car navigation maps, high-precision maps, and dynamic twin maps, and “smart cloud” includes self-driving cloud, AI, marketing brain, and safety brain.
Apollo has developed the new mode of a digital traffic operator in Guangzhou, which has been deployed in the Huangpu district. On the day of the conference, Guangzhou Huangpu officially launched its autonomous driving MaaS platform and deployed 4 vehicle fleets, including autonomous driving taxis, autonomous driving buses, autonomous driving inspection units, and autonomous driving operation vehicles.
Apart from new product releases, Baidu has also accelerated its autonomous driving development process in other locations. According to news from Sina Technology on December 7th, Baidu Apollo has obtained the first batch of 5 unmanned road test certificates issued by the joint working group for the management of autonomous driving testing in Beijing. This is also the first time that Beijing has allowed testing on public roads for autonomous driving.
On December 4th, according to the official Weibo account of Jiading District Government in Shanghai, a strategic cooperation agreement was signed between the Jiading District People’s Government and Baidu. Baidu will build the “Artificial Intelligence Autonomous Driving Demonstration Zone Operation Project” in Jiading, including the “Apollo Park,” “Artificial Intelligence Autonomous Driving Research and Development Center,” “Operations and Big Data Center,” and “Artificial Intelligence Autonomous Driving Industrial Application Demonstration Base,” and will establish a scaled Robotaxi fleet in Jiading.🔗Source: Sina Technology, Shanghai Jiading
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