In recent years, automatic driving has become the focus of global research and development. People from all walks of life generally believe that autopilot is the future trend of the development of the automobile industry. The commercial development of autopilot can not only solve the problems of traffic jams and traffic accidents effectively, but also alleviate the pressure of employing people and improve the efficiency of travel. Based on this, many countries and enterprises are accelerating the layout of automatic driving, and there are many hot spots in the field of automatic driving, such as enterprise cooperation and product development. Now, let’s learn about it.
Volkswagen announces new Silicon Valley autonomous driving nerve center plan
At the beginning of this year, Volkswagen introduced in detail the important step of the company’s drive to the autopilot car on CES. It is not only to build a new nerve center in Silicon Valley to research and develop this technology, but also to create a subsidiary Autonomy, Inc. to support this technology. Volkswagen’s brand new Silicon Valley action will not only focus on developing consumer oriented future autopilot technology, but will also develop self driving commercial vehicles.
U.S. releases autopilot 4.0 program
In January this year, U.S. Transportation Secretary Zhao Xiaolan announced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas that the U.S. officially released the autonomous driving 4.0 plan. She said the new plan will integrate the work of 38 federal departments, independent agencies, commissions and the president’s executive office in the field of autonomous driving.
2020nr auto driving list released, baidu enters “leader” Echelon
On March 19, Navigant research released its latest competitive list of autonomous driving. In 2020, the ranking of Baidu Apollo, the only Chinese company on the list, will jump again and enter into the “leader” of the first echelon of international automatic driving reported by NR for the first time. There are cruise, waymo and Ford autonomous vehicle in the first tier.
Waymo releases the fifth generation autopilot system and shares details.
According to foreign media reports, Waymo3 released its fifth generation Waymo driving system at the beginning of the month. In addition, it introduced in detail the technology to provide power for self driving cars and protect pedestrians. According to the company, the new version of waymodriver has been deployed in the San Francisco Bay area for several months. The combination of software and hardware of waymodriver makes it possible to realize automatic driving.
China’s first L4 level automatic driving open test base opened in Chongqing
On March 9, Yongchuan District held the first batch of 28 key projects in 2020. It is reported that the total investment of these 28 projects is 10.7 billion yuan, involving big data, industry, cultural tourism, business logistics, infrastructure and other fields. This includes the baidu Western automatic driving open test base project jointly built by Beijing Baidu Netcom Technology Co., Ltd., Yongchuan District government and the Municipal Institute of Metrology and quality testing. With a total investment of 1 billion yuan, the project is the first L4 level automatic driving open test base project in China.
Two new road test licenses for smart cars issued in Changsha
In April, the Changsha municipal government issued the open road test license of intelligent Internet connected vehicle to Panda intelligent bus of Shenlan Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. and intelligent driving heavy truck of yingche Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Baidu announces full opening of Apollo robotaxi self driving taxi service
In April, baidu announced the full opening of Apollo robotaxi’s self driving taxi service. It is reported that the open taxi range of Apollo robotaxi this time is about 130 square kilometers, and the driving route will cover the multi-dimensional practical life scenes of Changsha local residential areas, commercial and leisure areas and industrial parks, so as to better meet the travel needs of passengers.
Voyage cooperates with FCA to speed up the deployment of self driving van booking service
On May 11th, Voyage, a start-up company for autopilot, said it signed a special vehicle supply agreement with FiatChrysler Chrysler Motor Co., which will help Voyage accelerate the implementation of a fully automated driverless car service plan. The new agreement took 2 years to be formally established, marking the Voyage deployment of the driverless car as a key step in the network car service plan. It also shows that FCA plays an increasingly important role as an auto driving vehicle developer supplier.
Ministry of Communications: promoting the application of automatic driving technology in six aspects
On May 19, Liu Xiaoming, Vice Minister of transportation, revealed at the press conference of “accelerating the construction of a powerful transportation country and promoting the high-quality development of transportation industry” held by the state information office that the next step is to promote the application of automatic driving technology, formulate relevant opinions on promoting the development of automatic driving, and strive to build a new infrastructure application scenario.
Didi’s autopilot company completed financing of more than 500 million US dollars
On May 29, Didi travel announced that its autonomous driving company had completed the first round of financing of more than US $500 million, in order to increase investment in R & D and testing, deepen industrial cooperation, promote the development of autonomous driving manned applications in specific regions at home and abroad, and further improve travel safety and efficiency.
Audi restarts the L5 automatic driving project, and the new model is expected to be launched in 2024
Audi will restart the project of self driving electric vehicle named Artemis on June 2, according to foreign media europeautones, in order to gain the leading position of technology in the industry. Audi’s new CEO, omarkus duesmann, has formed a team responsible for developing the L5 class highly autonomous vehicle, aiming to bring the new model to market in 2024.
Didi automatic driving company was established, and Zhang Bo, CEO of safety committee, served as director
In early June, Didi automatic driving company established a safety management committee, which systematically and standardized the safety management of automatic driving at all stages of R & D, testing and operation. Zhang Bo, CEO of automatic driving company, was appointed director of Safety Committee of didi automatic driving company.
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