1 thought on “Baidu Apollo’s highlight time”

  1. Baidu autonomous driving, which has been itching for seven years, finally ushered in his own highlight.
    The February 27th California Vehicle Management Office (DMV) announced the 2019 annual autonomous driving takeover report.
    The first talk about the results. From the content of this year’s reception report, Baidu unexpectedly became the first, and surpassed Waymo (the subsidiary of the ALPHABET parent company) and Cruise (universal company).

    It the process, the Baidu team at the top is the North American autonomous driving team, defeating Waymo, where the base camp is located with the strength of the row. In the “Autonomous Driving Report”, it is mentioned that Baidu and its Apollo autonomous driving car platform has surpassed Google Waymo, becoming a platform with the least number of detached times per thousand miles. According to the survey results, the number of separations per thousand miles per thousand miles of the Baidu Apollo platform reaches 0.06 times, and Waymo and Cruise are tied for second, with 0.08 separation per thousand miles.
    If according to industry expert analysis, “Don’t underestimate this difference 0.02 times, for Baidu, this is a qualitative leap.” As they named after the autonomous driving project, “Apollo Abo Abo Luo “, a” qualitative leap “of human beings.
    If this conjecture is correct, then when Baidu launched the driverless project in 2013, the seeds of the towering tree have been sailing in the future with the dream of dreams.
    The leap of Baidu Apollo
    For my autonomous driving Xiaobai, the “Autonomous Driving Report” sounds more like a responsible authorization book. However, the substantive significance is that according to relevant regulations, companies that test autonomous cars on California roads disclose annual test mileage to DMV (California Vehicle Management Office) every year and the number of human drivers. The origin of data.

    is because of this takeover rate that enables Baidu to become a new dominant master. Li Yanhong, who is far away from Beijing, China, can finally show his deserved pride in his slightly shy smile. After all, Baidu has been “boiled” for a long time.
    . The road in front of Baidu is more difficult than before, because for autonomous driving, the distance between commercial and mass production is that you are in front of me, but I am still constantly “trial operation”.
    behind this continuous trial operation, the capital chain is fundamental.
    One day after the annual autonomous driving reception report was announced, Baidu announced the unaudited financial report in the fourth quarter of 2019 and the whole year. In the past year, Baidu’s revenue was 107.4 billion yuan, of which Baidu revenue was 28.9 billion yuan in the fourth quarter, an increase of 95%year -on -year. Compared to 102.3 billion yuan in 2018, Baidu in 2019 is indeed fuller.
    107.4 billion yuan in total revenue is a “free play” stage for Baidu’s autonomous driving open platform and Apollo commercialization. Although Baidu does not make it clear how much money it takes in the deepening of its own driving field, from recently, Apple announced that its autonomous driving project Projecttitan will smell a somewhat clue in the news of 190 people. For compulsory courses on the road.

    For ordinary users, Alibaba is just Taobao’s parent company, and Baidu is always just their own search tools. But for Baidu, what it wants to do is to become a “leading artificial intelligence company in the world” in the second half of its definition.
    In 2013, Baidu launched the driverless car project, including high -precision maps, positioning, perception, intelligent decision -making and control of Baidu maps that everyone is generally used now; Scheme carlife.
    But as Apple and Google have also released CarPlay and AndroidAuto systems one after another, the popularity of the reputation is more embarrassing to start Baidu’s start. No outdated. Carlife’s biggest advantage is compatibility. On the car side, Carlife can adapt to Linux, QNX, and Android systems, while on the mobile phone, Carlife can support iOS and Android -almost cover all common car and mobile phone systems. At the point.

    In 2015, Baidu announced the formal establishment of the autonomous driving division; in 2017, Baidu merged the three major doors of the autonomous driving division, the intelligent automobile business department, and the Internet of car networking. ), After nearly 3 years of Baidu driverless driving, it finally came to Apollo as boarding the stage.
    The review of history always has amazing similarity, as well as Baidu.
    The words of “three -year commercial and five -year mass production” are not allowed, and they have not been able to leave the job after many technical big coffees. Baidu’s autonomous driving was finally “reborn.” Under the helm, Baidu Apollo opened.
    Baidu Apollo project almost redefines what Baidu’s autonomous driving needs to do. This autonomous driving project named after the “Apollo Monthly Plan” places its positioning “autonomous driving Android” and packaged the vehicle platform, hardware platform, software platform and cloud data services to provide partners in the field of cars and autonomous driving providing partners in the field of automobiles and autonomous driving. An open service system, Baidu is determined to build its own autonomous driving system, and strives to catch up with the global autonomous driving process.
    has officially launched since 2017, Apollo’s autonomous driving open platform has been upgraded to the Apollo5.5 version, which can be able to open up the ability of “point -to -point city autonomous driving”.

    The Apollo currently has 177 ecological partners and more than 36,000 global developers. As of December 2019, the total test mileage of the Apollo team exceeded 3 million kilometers, covering 23 cities including Beijing, Wuhan, Cangzhou and Changchun. Apollo has a number of autonomous driving roads, and 1,237 new patents are added in the year.

    This data of these cold ice pushed Baidu Apollo to the “throne of the king”, and also made the first place in the opening report mentioned.
    It is not familiar with ordinary users, Baidu is no longer just the function of “Baidu”, and it is trying to change the process of human intelligence technology.
    The words of “three -year commercial and five -year mass production” are also true. Baidu’s business progress in the field of AI has exploded. In addition to autonomous driving, the small assistant who was commercialized with high hopes of commercialization exceeded 5 billion times in December 2019, which was three times the same period in 2018; Essence According to market research company Strategyanalytics surveys, in 2019, the shipping volume of Small Smart speakers ranks first in the Chinese market.
    The timeliness of commercialization
    . Even if the current Baidu is steady, Li Yanhong will always think of the process of losing talents that year. In the most important development stage of the intelligent driving business, Baidu has lost Yu Kai and Ni Kai successively. , Wu Enda, Lou Tiancheng, Peng Jun, Yang Wenteli and many other technical backbones.
    Baidu became the “incubator” in the industry at that time.
    But in virtually these people who have trained in Baidu have become the “fire of the stars” for autonomous driving in China. Now it is this group of people who support half of the autonomous driving. The rapid rise of the Chinese market has made the domestic intelligent AI, and the autonomous driving industry has a new vitality. To some extent, Baidu is their school.
    Under the self -owned brand’s insistence on the puzzlement, the L1, L2, L3, and even L4 levels derived from autonomous driving have already become the most priority interpretation of smart models at the moment.
    In “Beijing Autonomous Vehicle Road Test Report (2019)” released on March 2nd, as of the end of 2019, Beijing has accumulated a total of in Haidian District, Shunyi District, Beijing Economic and Technological Development Zone and Fangshan District Open 151 autonomous driving tests with a total length of 503.68km. From 2018 to the end of 2019, 77 companies (covering 6 Internet companies, 6 OEMs, and 1 map manufacturer) participated in the general road test of Beijing’s autonomous vehicles, and the road test mileage reached 1.04 million KM Essence The number of enterprises, the number of vehicles, and the mileage of the road test ranked first in the country.

    Baidu Apollo road test mileage is 754,000 km, ranking first; Xiaoma Zhixing accumulates 120,000 km of road test, ranking second. This domestic Pony Zhixing Technology Co., Ltd., which does not know much in China, ranked fifth in this “2019 Annual Autonomous Driving Report”, and another Internet company Didi ranked eighth.
    In in the autonomous driving industry, these Chinese companies have made progress rapidly, from total mileage to the average takeover. They have opened the “Rocket Mode” in the unmanned vehicle operating in operation. China. It is no exaggeration to say that the performance of Chinese companies is so good.
    will undoubtedly bring a lot of hope to the automotive industry under the current epidemic. But the timing is too early to realize commercialization.
    The situation and new energy vehicle situation is not the same. Autonomous driving requires a complete ecological chain, commercialization, capital, supply chain, policy and other issues. It is still the four mountains that are blocked in front of them.
    In addition to financial investors, investors who are in the Chinese autonomous driving industry also include car giant Toyota, supplier Bosch, chip giant ARM, and CICC’s strong upstream and downstream giants. Xiaoma Zhixing had previously announced a $ 462 million financing of Toyota Motor Group.
    The large amount of funding support has also become the core part of the world’s self -driving technology. Once there is a problem with the problem of the capital chain, the survival is still destroyed. This is a problem.
    The consulting agency Gartner has released a “technical maturity curve” in 2019. They have questioned L4 -level autonomous driving. They believe that the current L4 -level autonomous driving that many companies are pursuing, the fastest realization time is also the fastest realization time. It will be more than ten years, and the L5 -level autonomous driving is in the “expected expansion period.”
    The people who have too many people can not believe it. There are too many autonomous driving that need to be in “restricted scenarios”, and such scenes are not users in the end. On the road of commercialization, autonomous driving exists too much too much How unreliable.
    M Baidu’s current intelligent commercial use still stays on the Internet and voice assistant. This kind of commercialization compared to autonomous driving, netizens are nicknamed “family”.
    The problems such as immature driving supply chain and incomplete policies and regulations are global. These disadvantages of these existences require time to solve them.
    . Fortunately, China’s autonomous driving technology is recognized by the world. Please wait for our wings to be fuller. Baidu, as a king who has just been crowned, hopes that it can be done in this position longer, and longer, only in this way can we get closer and closer to the dream.
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    This comes from the authors of the car home car, which does not represent the point of view of the car home.

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