On the afternoon of April 19, Baidu Apollo open platform ushered in the first anniversary of development. Today, Apollo version 2.5 was officially released.
"In the past year, Apollo has maintained the world's most dynamic open platform, bringing together 100 partners and 10,000 developers who are pioneers in the industry. "Li Zhenyu mentioned at the meeting.
According to Baidu's official introduction, Apollo 2.5 supports limited-area visual high-speed automatic driving, "Unlock" highway scene.
Referring to the expressway, the conference demonstrated the use of Apollo 2.5 by Changsha Intelligent Driving Research Institute Co., Ltd. to quickly realize the automatic driving of heavy-duty trucks in highway scenes. Baidu said that this means Apollo's new truck logistics application scenario has once again broadened its commercialization imagination.
Referred to the cooperation with Baidu, Changsha Smart Driving Research Institute Co., Ltd. said that he had always been doing heavy truck unmanned research, and Baidu cooperation is a match.
Relevant person in charge of Changsha Smart Driving Research Institute Co., Ltd. introduced to Sina Technology that the Changsha heavy truck driverless and Baidu are still in the stage of technical cooperation and have not yet reached the production scale. It is a long way to realize the unmanned driving of the heavy truck. Millions of kilometers of tests and other preparations.
"We can take a year to make a prototype test, but it takes another five years or even 10 years to mass-produce this product." This is a very long process. Many companies cannot do this step. ”