Baidu showcases autonomous driving commercialization

Releases new intelligent vehicle solutions for automakers and several high-end intelligent driving products during the second Apollo Ecosystem Conference

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BaiduBaidu, Inc. has unveiled new intelligent vehicle solutions for automakers and many high-end intelligent driving products during the second Apollo Ecosystem Conference.

This has reinforced the company’s commitment to win-win partnerships to propel industry development. Baidu also announced an enhanced Apollo presence in Guangzhou.

The company demonstrated the progress of the Apollo Go Robotaxi service rollout in Beijing, Changsha, and Cangzhou, underscoring both the commercialization prospects and revolutionary potential of intelligent transportation, intelligent vehicles, and autonomous driving.

Zhenyu Li, Corporate Vice President of Baidu and General Manager of Intelligent Driving Group (IDG), said, “The transportation industry and automobile industry are undergoing a once-in-a-century transformation.”

He added: “With its focus on ‘intelligence’, Apollo is helping automakers to build good cars and governments to build good roads through intelligent transformation.”

Speaking before a crowd of representatives from 500 ecosystem partners at the conference, Li said, “Apollo is committed to openness and hopes to work with partners to create a better future for autonomous driving.”

Intelligent Solutions

Baidu released new or upgraded solutions combining hardware and software to help automakers build more intelligent vehicles. Apollo’s four series of solutions include intelligent driving, intelligent cabin, intelligent map, and intelligent cloud.

Intelligent cabin solutions are already empowering 600 types of vehicles from over 70 automakers, with DuerOS for Apollo pre-installed on over one million vehicles.
In the meantime, Apollo’s intelligent high-definition map series continued to hold the top market share in 2020 and brought on new automaker partners.

Adding more to its existing intelligent driving solutions, Baidu also announced an advanced solution for passenger vehicles called Apollo Navigation Pilot (ANP). It is powered by Apollo’s L4 autonomous driving technology.

Earlier, Baidu had announced cooperation with automakers Guangzhou Automobile Group (GAC), Weltmeister, and Great Wall Motors to mass-produce Apollo Valet Parking (AVP), an L4 autonomous parking solution. Apollo’s intelligent driving solutions aim to be pre-installed on one million vehicles over the next three-to-five years, bringing a safe and cutting-edge autonomous driving experience to more consumers.

(With inputs from Automotive Lead Research Team)

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