31 juillet 2018

Baidu gets the green light to test self-driving cars in China

Baidu gets the green light to test self-driving cars in China Chinese search giant Baidu has received approval to begin testing its self-driving cars in Beijing, Reuters reports. It is a sign of China’s strong support for the industry in the wake of the first pedestrian death from an autonomous Uber vehicle in the US. Baidu, which is known as China’s version of Google, received a permit to test its vehicles on 33 roads spanning around 65 miles (105 kilometers) in the city’s less-populated suburbs, the firm said in a... [Lire la suite]
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14 septembre 2017

UK’s FiveAI gets $35M to build a taxi service powered by its own self-driving car platform

UK’s FiveAI gets $35M to build a taxi service powered by its own self-driving car platform The race is on for autonomous vehicle technology, and now a startup out of the U.K. is the latest to throw its hat into the ring to help build it. Cambridge-based FiveAI — a partner in the U.K.’s StreetWise self-driving project — has raised £14 million ($18 million) and £12.8 million ($17 million) in two tranches to fill out its plans for a two-part business in the world of self-driving services. First, FiveAI is building its own autonomous... [Lire la suite]
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13 mai 2017

Tesla’s Self-Driving Car Plan Seems Insane, But It Just Might Work

Tesla’s Self-Driving Car Plan Seems Insane, But It Just Might Work ELON MUSK HAS done it again. The CEO of Tesla Motorsand SpaceX has made an aggressive prediction for his technology, and paired it with an unreasonable deadline. In the past, he’s promised electric cars for everyone and trips to Mars, and built a reputation for achieving those outrageous things, albeit far behind schedule. Now, Musk is pledging that by the end of 2017, he’ll produce a Tesla that can drive itself... [Lire la suite]
09 mai 2017

Baidu’s self-driving cars begin public test in Wuzhen, China

Baidu’s self-driving cars begin public test in Wuzhen, China Internet giant Baidu is fast-forwarding its own self-driving car tests with a new public trial of autonomous vehicles, including cars supplied by Chinese automakers BYD, Chery and BAIC. The public tests opened for passengers on Tuesday, and have ferried around 200 people, as of today, across a 3.16 km (around 2 miles) stretch of road in tourist destination Wuzhen, which has been “mapped with centimetre accuracy,” according to Baidu. The driverless vehicles are... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2016

Baidu Enters the Global Race for Driverless Car Domination

Baidu Enters the Global Race for Driverless Car Domination    Bloomberg News  Wang Jing bought his first car, a Dodge Shadow, with $3,000 he scratched together working three part-time jobs in the U.S. as a postgraduate student in Florida. These days, the senior vice president in charge of Baidu Inc.’s autonomous driving efforts is far better paid. He’s also a man on a mission: To push China to the forefront of the coming driverless-car era. To read more... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2016

Baidu’s Self-Driving Car Has Hit the Road

Baidu’s Self-Driving Car Has Hit the Road CHINA’S FIRST FULLY self-driving car has hit the road. Today, Baidu, the “Chinese Google,” announced its autonomous car has successfully navigated a complicated route through Beijing. According to the company, the modified BMW 3-Series drove an 18.6-mile route around the capital city that included side streets as well as highways. The car made left, right, and u-turns, changed lanes, passed other cars, and merged onto and off the highway. Those capabilities in themselves are... [Lire la suite]
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