Baidu released the first batch of unmanned buses
On our site we wrote about the fact that the company Baidu by 2019 plans to begin mass production of unmanned vehicles. Often it happens that the company's plans do not coincide with reality. But not in this case. Indeed, recently the Chinese company has already released the first batch of unmanned buses, which will circulate through the streets of China and Japan in the near future.
The first batch of buses has 100 copies and, according to the publication TechSrunch, one bus will accommodate a 14 passengers. Drive vehicles will autopilot Apollo fourth generation. In the Chinese city of Shenzhen unmanned buses scheduled to launch later this year. The first route through the city streets will be only 3 kilometers and will include 10 stops. In Japan, the launch is planned for the first quarter of 2019. It is worth noting that the Apollo - enough popular autopilot open source (Apollo, the word used in their designs and the company Jaguar). And thanks to the autopilot Baidu can take a leading position in the market. Baidu representatives believe that unmanned transport needs a set of multimedia features for passenger entertainment. These properties can boast at the moment none of the existing autopilot, but it was the addition of Apollo in terms of function is the most flexible.