Baidu released the first batch of unmanned buses

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2018-07-06 12:15:05

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Baidu released the first batch of unmanned buses

On the pages of our website we already wrote about the fact that the company Baidu by 2019 to start mass production of unmanned vehicles. Often it happens that the company's plans do not coincide with realities. But not in this case. Because recently the Chinese company has already released the first batch of unmanned buses, which will begin to circulate on the streets of China and Japan in the near future.

The First batch of buses has 100 copies and, according to the publication Messgaes, one bus will hold 14 passengers. To drive vehicles will have autopilot, Apollo fourth generation. In the Chinese city of Shenzhen unmanned buses is scheduled to start this year. The first route through city streets is just 3 kilometers and will include 10 stops. In Japan, the launch is scheduled in first quarter of 2019.

It is Worth noting that Apollo is quite a popular autopilot open source (Apollo, by the way uses in their developments and Jaguar). And thanks to the autopilot Baidu can take a leading position in the market. Representatives of Baidu are confident that the unmanned transport the necessary set of multimedia features for the entertainment of passengers. Similar properties can boast at the moment none of the existing autopilots, but it was Apollo in terms of adding a function is the most flexible.

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