E-mail 57119@163.com Phone 0551-65179860-203
Weather Forecast :

Baidu, Wuhu City Sign Deal to Test Driverless Cars in Pilot Zone

Pub Date: 16-05-17 08:06 Source: chinadaily.com.cn

The Chinese tech giant Baidu Inc and Wuhu city of East China's Anhui province signed an agreement on Monday to jointly build an exclusive pilot area for driverless vehicles in the city.

In the next one to three years, an area where there is less population and building will allow certain types of driverless public vehicles to run on the roads built for experiment purposes.

The first driverless bus route, about two-kilometers-long from the local car maker Chery Auto's plant to its R&D center, will be available for road tests in June, with buses made by the automaker, according to Zhang Dong, deputy secretary-general of the Wuhu municipal government.

In the test period, for-substitute human drivers will still be needed, while they will not operate the vehicles unless technical breakdown is reported.

Two models of electric cars developed jointly by Baidu and Chery will also be ready for road tests soon.

The pilot area will be gradually expanded in the next five years and eventually passengers will be allowed, according to Zhang.

Baidu announced in April that it will choose 10 cities across the country to try out driverless cars this year. The company aims to commercialize the driverless technology in three years and to achieve mass production of the cars in five years.

Editor: Rita

Related News
-Chinese driverless cars begin long-distance road test   2016-04-13 08:38
 
photo  >>
National Day for Helping Disabled Marked
2016 National Science and Technology Week
Video  >>
President Xi visits East China province, urges further reform
China's Qualification Tournament for 2016 Robot WC Begins
People  >>
Kneeling down on Bench, Village School Teacher Sticks to Position for Eig...
Self-Taught Poet Overcomes Disability
Weekly Review  >>
Contact Us
Copyright ©2000-2016 anhuinews.com All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.