Baidu will begin testing autonomous cars in US

Baidu will begin testing autonomous cars in US -

Baidu is a Chinese search engine company that is often called the "Chinese Google". Last year, it announced it would develop its own driving cars and try to move forward in the race to build autonomous cars. Recently the company announced it will soon begin to test its autonomous cars in the US

Baidu plans to launch the autonomous car for public use in 2018.

announcement by Andrew Ng, chief scientist of Baidu. He was hired in 2014 by the company and led a team of more than 0 people in Sunnyvale, California, which mostly developing self driving. In addition to this, he also conducted cutting-edge research at Stanford University where the "robot operating system" open-source, ROS was developed and used around the world. He is also the co- founder of an online learning company, Coursera Inc.

Mr. Ng has published testimony that requests the Government to make small changes to the infrastructure to accommodate the robot cars before the hearing the Senate commerce of the United States Committee recently. the audience discussed the regulatory barriers to autonomous vehicles that was attended by some representatives of large companies such as Google, General Motors Co. and Delphi Automotive PLC and researcher Duke University Missy Louise Cummings. Unfortunately, Mr. Ng did not attend.

Baidu plans to deploy self driving shuttles running on a pre-set route in a limited area China in 2018. the company uses a sedan BMW 3 series modified to test for its autonomous driving technology and has already made commitments with several Chinese automakers to implement the system in their vehicles.

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