Baidu driverless car unveiled for the first time. Surging journalist Zhang Xiaoxiang
December 14, Baidu driverless cars appeared in public for the first time.
The same day at the gate of International Conference Center, Beijing Zhongguancun software Park, a car underneath a red BMW 3 series GT parked quietly. Except for “Baidu autopilot”, the words “, as well as the hoops to form the top of” hat “, you might think that this is just a brushing of ordinary BMW car.
And this is a smart BMW, was the company developed “driverless car”. Fissler 1 in the business world coffee brand
“A mobile computer”
Four days ago, the Baidu driverless car has just finished mixing the road test.
On December 10, it set off from near Baidu, into G7 jingxin Expressway, five loops, arrived at the Olympic forest park, and then returned by the original route. The way, Baidu unmanned vehicle automated driving, and to achieve a number of car-speed, variable road, overtaking, up and down the ramp, turning complex driving action, complete access to the high speed (sink into traffic) to drive out (away from traffic), different road scene switch, a top speed of 100 km/h.
Driverless car relies mainly on car sensors and computer systems of intelligent autopilot unmanned, related to computer vision, environment awareness, decision-making, planning, control, sensor fusion, voice dialogue, high precision positioning and high-precision map and other cutting-edge technologies.
Baidu deploying on the driverless car laser radar, millimeter-wave radar and video sensors, measuring distances, “Baidu brain” can be quickly measured with an accuracy higher than human judgment. Brain and gut feeling, the experience is different, Baidu driverless cars on the throttle control can be accurate to the centimeter. When braking response, Baidu driverless car called “fast”, the human brain when braking reaction 0.5-1.2 seconds, Baidu driverless cars just 0.2 seconds.
In the Li Deyi, President of Chinese Academy of engineering, Chinese Association for artificial intelligence, the “self-driving car is a mobile computer. ”
In order to create the “mobile computer”, Baidu driverless car team took two years. Baidu driverless cars starting in 2013, dominated by Baidu Institute research and development, and its core technology is “Baidu car brain”, including high-precision maps, location, perception, intelligent decision-making and controlling the four modules.
Compared to national people’s Liberation Army Academy of military transportation, as well as technology companies such as Google, Baidu in the field of driverless cars are “trying to catch a late set.”
“Baidu entered the field of driverless cars is not very early, but we are a global leader in face recognition technology, I think that Baidu’s driverless car technology was among the first camp, on the road to commercialization would soon catch up. “Senior Vice President Wang j surging on news that Baidu.
The same day, and Baidu announced the establishment of autonomous Division, Wang j served as Division General Manager, Li Zhenyu, Senior Director and Vice General Manager of Baidu deep learning Lab Director Lin Yuanqing serves as Deputy General Manager.
Baidu driverless car is a “treasure”, and cost a lot of money.
Auroral radar installed roof is worth more than 700,000 yuan, the car carrying the “Baidu brain” computer is the highest-end configuration, as a prototype of the BMW 3 series GT between 400,000-700,000.
“Such a high price, is feasible during the current test phase, when large-scale application in the future will greatly reduce costs. “Wang j said.
It is reported that driverless cars developed by the people’s Liberation Army Academy of military transportation, cost about 2 million.
“Five-year mass production”
For the purposes of a car, comfort, security, and cost is consumers are most concerned about.
As for comfort, Baidu is looking for the right kind of car makers and their cooperation. 14th the Chery President Yin Tongyue said car manufacturers responsible for manufacturing solid comfortable hardware, Baidu provides an intelligent system. In addition to the current cooperation between BMW, Baidu is still looking for other car manufacturers at home and abroad.
Baidu is also looking for a suitable venue for driverless car test.
According to Wang j said, Baidu will commence in 10 cities next unmanned vehicle test. “Right now we are drivers taught car drone technology, a car run into new situations, immediately to the cloud, the cloud experience handed down to all the test run immediately. When unmanned technologies qualified, we’ll put this car on the demonstration area of 10 runs, is driving the car at that time. ”
Wang j said, “not like artificial intelligence and human brain, smart as Dr Wu Enda (Editor’s Note: Wu Enda, Chief Scientist for Baidu), his children not born Dr. But unmanned vehicles equipped with artificial intelligence systems, experience in a car ‘ Baidu car brain ‘, another car after the copy is a ‘ doctor ‘. ”
A new broom sweeps clean Wang j Baidu self-driving cars full of “wild hope”. He said Baidu autopilot business will focus on automatic driving technology research and development, ecological construction and industrial floor, self-driving car commercial plans for three years, and five years to achieve mass production.
In addition to their own needs in technology continued to improve, as well as lower production costs, the company needs to be support from the Government.
Wang j, Baidu driverless cars need the Government, the automotive industry, insurance companies and other institutions to support it, “in particular the Government’s support is very important to promote the development of unmanned vehicles industry. We hope that countries can learn from the strategic level to support and improve relevant laws and regulations. “Surging Wang j told the news. In addition, Baidu driverless cars also need to prevent them from becoming criminals committing tools on extreme situations, such as a rainy day.
On December 16, Baidu driverless cars will also appear in Wuzhen, “attend” the second Internet Conference in the world. “The leaders are likely to see Baidu driverless cars. “Wang j revealed.