Tencent "first-line" author Han Yimin
Two days before the official release of Apollo2.0 version, the United States on January 6, Baidu in the United States Silicon Valley R & D center on the show based on Apollo2.0 version of the unmanned vehicle.
The unmanned vehicle exhibited by Baidu in the United States is equipped with Apollo2.0 system to be officially released to the public. Due to the added visual scheme of Apollo2.0, the top of this unmanned vehicle displayed in Baidu added two A camera, a telephoto, a short focus, according to introduction, the main purpose of the camera is to identify the traffic lights on the road.
Add a camera Baidu unmanned vehicle
In addition Apollo2.0 will support simple urban road autopilot, unmanned vehicles around the Baidu Silicon Valley R & D center in the show, driving in a circle on the open road in California city, completed the automatic lane change, turn around, overtaking and identify the traffic lights Automatic start and stop operations.
According to local laws and regulations, test ride unmanned car test riders need to sign a letter of commitment
"Frontline" was informed that Baidu Apollo full line of products will be the first time in 2018 CES on the collective appearance, for overseas developers and partners show Apollo product, production results. In addition, Apollo2.0 will be released in Las Vegas.
According to reports, Baidu Apollo US team at the R & D center in Sunnyvale, California, the office, the R & D center officially opened in October 2017, covering 3,400 square meters for two departments: one is the Baidu Intelligent Driving Group (IDG), a unit that is primarily responsible for the Apollo autopilot open platform and one that is part of the cybersecurity division. R & D center can accommodate 150 people, and has a car laboratory.
The picture shows the American R & D Center Baidu Automotive Laboratory
About two kilometers from this R & D center, Baidu is the first R & D center in Silicon Valley. According to reports, in 2011 Baidu first set up a North American office. In 2014, the Silicon Valley Division of Baidu Research Institute was established. In 2017, Baidu Silicon Valley Two R & D centers officially opened.
Today's Baidu American Institute has a research and development center with 200 employees, mainly for the development of technologies in areas such as voice recognition and autopilot.