Baidu and Volvo working together on a new unmanned vehicle
Today, there are already a lot of developments in the creation of self-managed car, but the market is not yet fully formed, and the leader is not defined. Of course, many would like to take a major position in the booming industry. To this end, some companies even combine their efforts. Such as giants such as Volvo and Baidu, have concluded an agreement for the production of unmanned cars "in the very near future."
According to reports, the companies will share responsibilities in order to accelerate the process of self-production cars.
"The main idea is to as quickly as possible to develop the car. We will be responsible for the development of automobile and platform integration to its equipment, and Baidu for the software and everything connected with it. "- said the head of Volvo Hakan Samuelsson.
It is worth noting that in the summer of this year, the Chinese company has already presented its updated management platform cars and Apollo 3.0 navigation systems. The platform is open source and it uses more than 100 different companies. So what experience have Vaidu very good.
In addition, according to Bloomberg editorial, the collaboration has a number of advantages. For example, now most companies simply "rework" their production cars in unmanned, which leads to some problems with the positioning in the market and makes it difficult to promote. In this case we are talking about a larger, but at the same time easy integration to create a fourth level of autonomy of the car. The fourth level includes a fully self-movement of the car, without any human intervention. That is why, according to all the same, Hakan Samuelsson, cars can be "somewhat different from our usual machines." Likely to have in mind not only the appearance but also the inner interior device. In this case, the fourth level of autonomy and imposes some restrictions, so that the car can move only on motorways or other special areas, but not the conditions of city traffic. The companies claim that by 2025 want to take a third of the world market of unmanned vehicles.
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