Baidu tests autonomous car, emerging as potential rival to Google and others

Baidu tests autonomous car Dec 10, 2015 Credit: Baidu IDG News Service Dec 9, 2015 9:17 PM Baidu has indicated that it could be a serious competitor in the market for self-driving cars by testing a fully autonomous car on a route it said had mixed roads under a variety of environmental conditions. The vehicle, a modified BMW 3 Series,  is said to have made right, left and U-turns, slowing down if it detected vehicles ahead, changed lanes, passed other cars and  merged into traffic on the highway,  Baidu said Wednesday. The car reached a top speed of 100 kilometers per hour (62 miles per hour) during the test runs on a 30-kilometer route, which began and ended at Baidu’s Beijing headquarters near Zhongguancun Science Park in Haidian District. Baidu,…


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