Recently, the first Digital China Construction Summit was held in Fuzhou from April 22nd to 24th. Baidu announced that China's commercial-grade unmanned bus —— Apollon took a public test ride. This is also the first time that China's L4-level driverless vehicles have been open to the public. Test ride.
It is understood that in the future, the driverless bus will be used in scenic spots, airports and other scenarios. According to reports, Apollon equipped with Apollo's automated driving solution, based on high-precision maps and intellisense technology, according to real-time perception of environmental information, high-precision map data, to achieve optimal planning of the travel path, but also can predict the vehicle, Pedestrians' behaviors and intentions make driving decisions suitable for road conditions to ensure the safe driving of vehicles.
It is reported that Baidu and Jinlong had signed a strategic cooperation agreement before this, and plans to realize small-scale mass production and trial operation of commercial-grade unmanned micro-circulators in 2018. Baidu said that in addition to providing automated driving solutions, Baidu's unmanned platform, Apollo, has also participated in design aspects including the overall vehicle exterior and interior, human-vehicle interaction systems, specific scene requirements architecture, and micro-cycling vehicle specific autopilot systems.
According to statistics, on October 17, 2017, Baidu signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Jinlong Bus, and Jinlong Bus became an open platform partner of Apollo. In November 2017, Apollon officially unveiled. In July of this year, Apollon will be commercialized in volume production and on-line operations.