Baidu allowed to test unmanned vehicles on the streets of Beijing

Baidu allowed to test unmanned vehicles on the streets of Beijing

A division of Chinese internet giant Baidu, which develops self-driving cars for its own taxi service, was allowed to test these cars in Beijing. The Chinese capital has granted Baidu Apollo permission to drive five of these vehicles on public roads.

By gradually reducing the driver’s involvement in securing the computer system, the company plans, in the end, to completely eliminate his presence in the car. That said, the remote operator will still be able to take control in an emergency with Baidu’s 5G remote driving service.

The source notes that Beijing has strict requirements for testing unmanned vehicles. In particular, in order to obtain the appropriate permit, a vehicle must drive at least 30,000 kilometers on open roads without incident and pass certification on a closed road. Baidu became the first company to receive approval for testing in the capital of China.

Baidu allowed to test unmanned vehicles on the streets of Beijing

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