Baidu Unveils All-Electric Self-Driving Car

Posted: Aug 27 2016, 2:43pm CDT | by , in Cars & Vehicles


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Baidu Unveils All-Electric Self-Driving Car
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Baidu Introduces the first self-driving car testing project in China. Baidu's all-electric self-driving car looks like a modified Chery EQ.

China’s biggest tech company Baidu, which is also known as Chinese equivalent of Google has launched its first self-driving car in the country.

The company will be working on this project in order to provide the best kind of self-driving vehicle for the people of China. For that purpose they have actually started the trails and will be making sure that that service is completed to perfection in a few coming months.

Baidu is going to use a Cherry EQ which will be modified in order to work on the electric terrain. This car is fully electric and will embark on its journey in China.

Baidu has previously used BMW-3 series models for testing out the self-driving facilities earlier. They used BMW’s modified driverless tech for testing initially for the project.

The car has successfully attempted its trail. It was able to travel up to 18.6 miles. The car was also able to successfully change lanes, go on the highways and off them along with taking the U-turns.

The company is planning to get this project finalized by the end of next year so proper vehicles can be released by the year 2018. According to BuisnessInsider, Baidu is planning to release the vehicles geographically and is thus looking forward to map all the respective areas on this self-driving project.

The company is obtaining all the information such as routes, traffic signals. highways, and other thing that are important for this project to complete successfully.

Baidu is also testing its cars in the self-driving mode in U.S. its workers are carrying out the testings in California as well. It looks like the tech giant is looking forward to introduce multiple self-driving cars in multiple countries of world.

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