Baidu's self-driving bus begins mass production

The Kunlun AI chip was debuted in at the Baidu Create AI developer conference in Beijing

The Kunlun AI chip was debuted in at the Baidu Create AI developer conference in Beijing

People celebrate at a ceremony marking the mass production of Apolong at its manufacturing facility in Xiamen, southeast China's Fujian Province, July 4, 2018.

According to Tech Crunch, Baidu plans to launch an autonomous bus service in several Chinese cities, including Beijing, Shenzhen, Pingtan, and Wuhan.

The clip showed the bright blue bus in action, stopping in front of passengers and carrying them in the moving vehicle.

The buses will feature Apollo 3.0, the latest version of Baidu's open autonomous driving platform that was debuted previous year. "They will help with shuttle services around nuclear power stations and senior communities in Japan", for example, said Li. Under the agreement, a version of Baidu's Apolong autonomous mini bus will be exported to Japan from China in early 2019. "From the mass production of Apolong, we can truly see that autonomous driving is making great strides, taking the industry from zero to one", Li added.

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The vehicles have the "fourth level" of automation as defined by the Society of Automotive Engineers, meaning they can operation within an enclosed location without human intervention. The Apolong is a level four autonomous vehicle, which means that the vehicle can operate in geofenced areas safely with no user interaction.

'In the past, China exported cheap commodities to the world.

Autonomous vehicles are a key part of the Nasdaq-listed company's future as it seeks to reshape itself into a major player in artificial intelligence, in line with China's national strategy to develop excellence in the field. The company said it can also be used in range of areas from natural language processing to search rankings.

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