Baidu Autonomous Car Successfully Completes Rigorous, Fully Autonomous Tests in Beijing

Baidu’s (NYSE: BIDU) autonomous car has successfully completed rigorous, fully autonomous tests on one route with mixed roads under a variety of environmental conditions. The 30-kilometer test drive route begins at Baidu’s Beijing Headquarters near Zhongguancun Science Park in Haidian District, extends to the G7 highway, Fifth Ring Road, Olympic Park, looping back and ending at Baidu’s Headquarters. The car demonstrated full autonomy on the entirety of the route and successfully executed driving actions including making right turns, left turns and U-turns, decelerating when detecting vehicles ahead, changing lanes, passing other cars and merging into traffic from on-ramps and exiting from off-ramps. The car speed peaked at 100 km per hour during the test runs. The Baidu autonomous car is the first in China to have demonstrated full autonomy under…


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