Self-driving Chinese Baidu cars begin public tests
Today, for the first time, Chinese self-driving microcars Baidu have been tested with passengers. Baidu is the internet giant company very similar to Google. 3.12 km route in Wuzhen has been chosen to test this cars. It takes 10 minutes to drive from start to finish.
Baidu’s self-driving cars are based on Chinese microcars BYD, Chery and BAIC. The driverless vehicles are equipped with Velodyne LiDAR, video cameras, millimeter wave radar and a computer brain to make sense of all that data developed by Baidu in-house and installed in the trunk. The cars swith lane, pass slower cars and turn around. There is a driver in each car during passenger trasportation to control safety of self-driving mode.
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