Baidu de­vel­op­ing ‘semi’ self-driv­ing au­to­mo­bile

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWSCAPSULE -

Chi­nese search en­gine leader Baidu Inc is fol­low­ing In­ter­net gi­ant Google with de­vel­op­ing its own ver­sion of a self-driv­ing car.

Com­pared with Google’s in­no­va­tion, which re­quires no driver at all and has no steer­ing wheel or ped­als, Baidu’s car will be “highly au­tonomous”, serv­ing mainly as an aid to driv­ers.

Yu Kai, deputy direc­tor of Baidu’s In­sti­tute of Deep Learn­ing, said that Baidu’s car is “semi-self­driv­ing” and is more like a “horse” that would guide it­self un­less the driver wanted to take over.

He said the car can au­to­mat­i­cally drive it­self as soon as a des­ti­na­tion is en­tered into the nav­i­ga­tion sys­tem. Sen­sors will up­load traf­fic con­di­tions, and us­ing big data tech­nol­ogy, the car will make its own de­ci­sions about such things as di­rec­tion and driv­ing speed. A pro­to­type is ex­pected next year. (Photo 3)

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