Tencent "first-line" author Han Yimin
US time January 8 afternoon, Baidu held a conference in Las Vegas, officially released Apollo2.0 version.
Apollo platform research and development leader Wang Jing proud introduction, Apollo2.0 can achieve simple urban road driving, marking the Apollo platform, including cloud services, software platform, reference hardware platform and the reference vehicle platform, including the four modules have all been lit. Apollo 2.0 brings the most complete solution and flexible architecture, opening up security services for the first time and further enhancing capabilities such as self-targeting, awareness, planning decisions, and cloud emulation.
Wang Jing proud introduction, Apollo has become the world's most dynamic open-platform autopilot, Apollo2.0 version currently has a total of 16.5 million lines of code. AutonomouStuff, an autonomous driving startup in Silicon Valley, upgraded Apollo 1.0 vehicles to the Apollo 2.0 version within a week, enabling simple day and night urban road autopilot to fully demonstrate the flexibility and ease of use of Apollo 2.0.
Wang Jing proudly presents a series of on-site applications by partners such as Apollo Pilot and Chery, Golden Dragon and Access LA, a handicap-oriented travel service provider covering a variety of scenarios including passenger cars, public buses and shared transport services. Baidu will be mass-producing its L3-class autonomous vehicles with Chery in 2020, with the production of unmanned microcirculation buses by Jinlong Bus in 2018, and Launch pilot piloted for autonomous driving by Access LA for locally-disabled people in Los Angeles in late 2018 service.
Apollo also announced full support for all four major computing platforms including NVIDIA, Intel, NXP and Renesas by 2018. Apollo has become the world's most dynamic open platform for autonomous driving, one after another will have more partners to join.
Baidu also announced a joint initiative with Udacity to launch its worldwide Apollo autopilot online course, a talent-driven industry. Sebastian Thrun, founder of Udacity, the father of Google Unmanned Vehicles, attended the launch as a special guest and expressed his expectation of cooperation between both parties: "Together with Baidu, we expect to popularize the Apollo system and autopilot all over the world, Take the first step toward becoming an unmanned engineer and truly bring driverless technology to life. & rdquo;