According to the internal news of Baidu, the recent auto-driving Baidu Apollo US team part of the business to return home.
According to Baidu sources, in order to promote the collaborative development of Apollo in intelligent driving, intelligent networking, intelligent transportation and other aspects, and accelerate the product landing and commercialization process, Baidu recently conducted a related review of the team division of labor. Part of the work layout of the US R&D team has been transferred to Beijing, making Apollo products and commercial landing closer to domestic partners, and realizing strong integration with China's industrialization and large-scale advantages. Apollo's U.S. R&D team will focus more on foresight and key technology research and development to promote Apollo's global ecological construction.
Recently, Apollo in China has a strong momentum of development. Just at the end of September, Baidu autopilot manned Robotaxi team has started trial operation in Changsha. In news just this week from the Hebei Digital Expo, Hebei issued the first 30 self-driving manned test licences, all of which were awarded to Apollo.10 at the end of the month, and the Robotaxi team will run on the streets of Cangzhou, Hebei Province.
Li Zhenyu, vice president of Baidu, said in an interview earlier that, compared with other countries, China has made significant technological breakthroughs in the field of automatic driving, with its fast landing speed and the richest landing scenes in the world. At the same time, the advantage of intelligent upgrading of infrastructure supporting automatic driving in China is obvious.
Some industry insiders told reporters that both China and the United States are leading Top in the field of autopilot, but the growth path between China and the United States has changed. The United States relies on the first-mover advantage and the capital advantage, while in the policy matching, the test license issuance speed, the road test data, the richness, the infrastructure and so on aspect growth rate is more obvious. (Dingxi)