Baidu gives its driverless technology two thumbs up after road-testing modified BMW 3 Series in …

Chinese online search giant Baidu has successfully tested its autonomous driving technology over a 30-kilometre route around Beijing, the company said this week. Baidu test drove a modified BMW 3 Series at speeds of up to 100km/h on different kinds of roads and under varying environmental conditions, it said. It hailed this as a new first for a Chinese company developing autonomous car technology. “Fully autonomous driving on mixed road conditions is universally challenging, with complexity further heightened by Beijing’s road conditions and unpredictable driver behaviour,” said Wang Jing, senior vice president of Baidu. Wang is also the general manager of Baidu’s newly set up autonomous driving business unit. The company announced plans to develop a driverless car last year, following in the footsteps of Google, which has been testing autonomous…


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