Baidu autonomous car reaches test milestone

Baidu autonomous car reaches test milestone

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China: China's search engine giant, Baidu, has announced that its self-driving car has successfully completed fully autonomous road test under a variety of environmental conditions. The Baidu vehicle is a modified BMW 3 Series. It completed a 30-kilometer test drive route which began at Baidu's Beijing Headquarters, and comprised of driving actions like making right turns, left turns and U-turns, decelerating when detecting vehicles ahead, changing lanes, passing other cars and merging into traffic from on-ramps and exiting from off-ramps. The car speed peaked at 100 km per hour during the test runs. Baidu's self-developed HAD maps record 3D road data to within a few centimeters of accuracy of vehicle positioning.

Source: CNN