Baidu CEO Believes That SAE Level-4 Autonomous Driving Systems Will the First to Enter Commercial Use After L2, Skipping Over L3
Robin Li, the co-founder and CEO of Chinese internet technology company Baidu Inc, said it’s more likely that Level-4 autonomous vehicles (AVs), not Level-3 AVs, will be the first to enter commercial use as robotaxis. While automakers will continue to develop L2 systems for passenger vehicles. Li shared his thoughts on the industry in a speech at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference 2022 (WAIC 2022) this week in Shanghai.
Eric Walz2022-10-09 12:00 PT
China’s Baidu Reveals the Apollo RT6, a Fully Autonomous, Production Ready Level-4 Robotaxi with Removable Steering Wheel
China’s technology giant Baidu Inc, which is the equivalent of Google in its home country, held its “Baidu World 2022” annual tech conference this week which included several major announcements. Among them was the unveiling of Baidu’s production-ready Apollo RT6 robotaxi, a fully autonomous passenger vehicle designed for autonomous urban mobility.
Eric Walz2022-08-27 14:00 PT
Smart EV Company JiDU Auto is Working With Baidu to Build China’s First Production Vehicle Powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platform
Baidu, Inc, JiDU Auto and Qualcomm Technologies announced that JiDU’s first production electric vehicle will feature an intelligent digital cockpit system that's based on the 4th generation of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platform. It will be combined with an intelligent cockpit system and vehicle software solution jointly developed by JiDU and Baidu.
Eric Walz2022-01-05 14:30 PT
China’s Baidu Granted a Permit to Collect Fares From Passengers Using its Fully-Autonomous ‘Apollo Go’ Robotaxi Service in Beijing
China’s Baidu Inc announced that it was granted a service permit for Beijing's newly-launched zone for autonomous driving commercial services, which allows the company to charge for rides in its fully-autonomous ride-hailing vehicles. It marks the first-ever commercial deployment on open roads in Beijing, as Baidu moves closer to large-scale commercial operation of its "Apollo Go" robotaxi service.
Eric Walz2022-01-02 11:30 PT
China’s Baidu is Now the World's Largest Robotaxi Operator After Completing 115,000 Fully-Autonomous Rides in Q3
Baidu's Apollo Go robotaxi service in China provided 115,000 rides in the third quarter, making it the largest robotaxi service provider in the world, said Baidu CEO, Robin Li, in an earnings call this week. Riders can summon one of the company's Apollo Go self-driving vehicles using Baidu Maps or the Apollo Go smartphone app.
FutureCar Staff 2021-12-25 10:00 PT
China’s Baidu is Turning Production Vehicles into Robotaxis With its Factory-installed Autonomous Driving System
Chinese technology giant Baidu Inc. is developing an entire mobility ecosystem in China around self-driving vehicles as part of its Apollo autonomous driving platform. To support its plans, the company is working with China’s leading automakers to install its autonomous driving hardware during production, as opposed to modifying the vehicles after assembly. The vehicles will be used for Baidu's commercial robotaxi service called Apollo Go.
Eric Walz2021-12-04 10:30 PT
Baidu Inc. to Deploy 1,000 ‘Apollo Moon’ Level-4 Robotaxis Over the Next 3 Years in China
China's Baidu revealed its next-generation electric robotaxi called “Apollo Moon", which the company Baidu says is a monumental milestone in the large-scale commercialization of fully autonomous ride-hailing services in China. Baidu plans to deploy 1,000 Apollo Moon robotaxis over the next three years as part of its "Apollo Go" ride-hailing service.
Eric Walz2021-07-24 16:00 PT
China’s Baidu Announces ‘Apollo Air’ Which Supports Self-driving Vehicles Using Real-time Data From 5G-Connected Roadside Units
China’s tech giant Baidu is expanding its Apollo autonomous driving platform by adding vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications technology in which autonomous vehicles communicate with roadside sensors using ultra-fast 5G cellular networks. The new connected platform is called “Apollo Air." It’s one of the most advanced V2X projects to provide reliable safety redundancy for autonomous driving, according to Baidu.
Eric Walz2021-06-20 13:45 PT
Baidu to Open China's First Public Commercial Robotaxi Service Without Safety Drivers on May 2
China’s technology giant Baidu Inc. is launching the first commercial robotaxi service in the country on May 2 after months of successful testing using safety drivers. Beginning next week, members of the public can hail one of Baidu’s driverless vehicles without a safety driver behind the wheel.
Eric Walz2021-06-05 10:30 PT
China’s Baidu Granted Permit in California to Deploy its Self-driving Test Vehicles Without Safety Drivers
There will be a few more self-driving test vehicles on the roads in Silicon Valley without drivers behind the wheel. China’s multinational internet technology company Baidu Inc. announced on Thursday that its been granted a permit from the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to test driverless vehicles without a safety driver behind the wheel on public roads in the state.
FutureCar Staff 2021-03-06 11:40 PT
INDUSTRY ANALYSIS: Why Baidu’s Plans to Build Electric Vehicles with Automaker Geely is the Right Choice
As the biggest internet technology company in China, Baidu Inc. has been actively working on autonomous driving technology with over a 100 industry partners via its open Apollo platform. But as modern vehicles are becoming more like computers on wheels, the next logical step is to integrate all of Baidu's Apollo autonomous driving technology into a custom-built electric vehicle with the help of a major Chinese automaker. Now Baidu has officially confirmed those plans.
Eric Walz2021-02-28 15:30 PT
China’s Baidu Plans to Launch an 'Intelligent' Electric Vehicle Co. in a Partnership With Volvo Owner Geely
Baidu Inc., which is the equivalent of Google in China, announced on Sunday it plans to establish a company to produce “intelligent” electric vehicles (EVs) and has entered into a strategic partnership with Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (“Geely”), the parent company of Swedish automaker Volvo.
Eric Walz2021-02-17 11:50 PT
China’s Tech Giant Baidu is Considering Making its Own Electric Vehicles, Sources Say
China’s tech giant Baidu, which is the country's equivalent of Google, is reportedly seeking to build its own electric car. Baidu has already held talks with automakers about the possibility, people with knowledge of the matter said. Baidu is actively working on autonomous driving technology as part of its Apollo open platform established in 2017. The open Apollo platform is designed to speed up the development of self-driving technology through collaboration between industry partners.
Eric Walz2021-01-21 10:45 PT
China’s Baidu Granted Permit to Deploy Self-Driving Vehicles in Beijing Without Human Backup
On Friday, China's Baidu said it was granted a permit to deploy self-driving vehicles on public roads in Beijing without human backup drivers. The vehicles are being tested for Baidu’s planned commercial robotaxi service called “Apollo Go.” Baidu said obtaining the driverless testing permit in Beijing is a breakthrough that will help the company accelerate the large-scale deployment of autonomous driving technology across China.
Eric Walz2021-01-13 13:00 PT
China’s Baidu Fully Opens its 'Apollo Go' Robotaxi Service to the Public in Beijing
China’s Baidu Inc., which is one of the world’s largest tech companies and the equivalent of Google in China, announced this week that its “Apollo Go” robotaxi service in Beijing is now fully open and picking up passengers. The Apollo Go service is free for riders and there are no reservations necessary. Baidu currently has 14 pick-up and drop-off stations approved and opened to the public.
Eric Walz2020-12-05 13:30 PT
Silicon Valley Lidar Company Velodyne Signs 3 Year Supply Deal with China’s Baidu
Silicon Valley-based lidar company Velodyne Lidar Inc. was one of the first companies to supply lidar to developers of autonomous vehicles and today the company announced it will supply its lidar to China’s Baidu, a company that’s often referred to as the “Google of China.” Velodyne announced a three-year sales agreement with Baidu for its Alpha Prime lidar sensors for autonomous driving applications.
Eric Walz2020-11-18 11:45 PT
China’s Baidu Demonstrates its Apollo Robotaxi Without a Safety Driver Using its 5G-Powered ‘Remote Driving Service’
China's tech giant Baidu held its annual Baidu World 2020 conference on Tuesday. The annual event highlights some of the ground breaking technologies that the company has been working on throughout the year. This year’s focus was on how Baidu’s cutting-edge AI technologies and autonomous driving are transforming industries and improving people's everyday lives.
Eric Walz2020-10-22 13:00 PT
Baidu Launches its ‘Apollo Go’ Robotaxi Service in China’s Capital City of Beijing
Three weeks after launching its Apollo Go robotaxi service in the Chinese city of Cangzhou, China’s tech giant Baidu Inc. announced that the service has officially launched in the capital city of Beijing. Baidu becomes the first company in Beijing to deploy autonomous robotaxis that are picking up passengers.
Eric Walz2020-10-17 13:45 PT
China’s Baidu Announces That the World's First Autonomous Driving Compute Unit is Ready for Production
For the past three years, China's Baidu has been developing autonomous driving technology with over 100 industry partners as part of its open Apollo platform. Now the company says the world’s first production-ready compute platform specifically for autonomous vehicles is ready for application. Baidu calls it the “Apollo Computing Unit" (ACU). The ACU will support Baidu’s autonomous parking feature called Apollo Valet Parking.
Eric Walz2020-09-09 18:00 PT
China’s Baidu Completes its ‘Apollo Park’, the World’s Largest Autonomous Driving & Intelligent Vehicle Testing Site
The world’s largest intelligent vehicle infrastructure cooperative System (IVICS) has been completed in China, internet giant Baidu announced on Tuesday. The comprehensive test site is called “Apollo Park” and will support the development of autonomous vehicles as part of Baidu's open Apollo platform.
Eric Walz2020-07-03 12:15 PT
LG Develops ‘Invisible' Speaker Sound Technology That Could Revolutionize In-Vehicle Audio
Eric WalzDec 28, 2022 10:45 AM PT
Toyota's Redesigned Prius May Get More Drivers Behind the Wheel of a Hybrid Vehicle
FutureCar Staff Dec 25, 2022 12:50 PM PT
Researchers at South Korea's Chung-Ang University Develop a ‘Meta-Reinforcement' Machine Learning Algorithm for Traffic Lights to Improve Vehicle Throughput
Eric WalzDec 22, 2022 2:30 PM PT