In July 10th, Baidu and BMW signed the cooperative memorandum after the memorandum of cooperation, left from the left: Vice President of Baidu, general manager of intelligent driving group Li Zhenyu, and Fu Lexi, the director of the BMW group.
According to the contents of this memorandum of understanding, BMW group will join the open platform of Apollo (Apollo) as a member of the Council. This marks the opening of a new partnership between BMW group and Baidu in the field of automatic driving. The two sides will work together to create a safe, convenient and intelligent travel experience for China and consumers.
Dr. Zhang Yaqin, President of Baidu, said: "Apollo is a global partner.DevelopmentThe development of Apollo has broken the geographical boundaries of automatic driving technology and promoted the cross boundary and cross industry cooperation. BMW and Baidu have been actively laying out smart cars and reaching a high degree of agreement on the vision of autopilot, and we have maintained close ties over the years. When BMW joins the Apollo Council, the two sides will continue to strengthen the union to promote the further development of the global auto driving industry and bring more comfortable driving and riding experience for the consumers.
Klaus Frhlich, director of research and development at BMW Group, said: "A strong alliance between the automotive and technology industries is key to the successful development of autonomous driving technology. We are working to harmonize global technical standards to address current regional differences in development progress and regulatory frameworks. With the cooperation of BMW Group and Baidu, we can accelerate the implementation of user specific needs and technical solutions, and bring our vision of autopilot to Chinese consumers as soon as possible. "
The BMW group is currently developing automatic driving platforms that can achieve 3 to 4 or even 5 level autopilot techniques (also highly automatic driving to full automatic driving), and also provide technical solutions for the advanced driving assistance system at the level of 2. This scalable automated driving solution is the result of working together with a number of partners in the technology industry and the automotive industry. For this leading concept, partners have contributed to technology, resources and intellectual property assets.
Baidu Apollo is an open platform that provides a complete, safe and reliable solution for the various features and functions of the auto driving car. Since its publication in July 2017, the Apollo ecosystem has combined 118 global partners from the automotive and technology sectors.
The signing of the memorandum of understanding is also a hand in hand after BMW and Baidu's recent cooperation in the field of network vehicles, marking a deeper level of cooperation between Baidu and the BMW group in promoting the field of automatic driving ecosystem construction.