TIANJIN, Chinese artificial intelligence giant Baidu Inc on Thursday tested its two self-driving cars on an unused expressway in Tianjin, a city in northern China.
It was the first time that a Baidu driverless car was tested on an expressway, Xinhua news agency reported, citing an official from the company.
''The trial run enabled developers to collect data on the cars performance in positioning, sensing the environment and self control, senior engineer Wang Xiaolong said.
The 33 km section where the test was conducted is part of the Tangshan-Langfang Expressway, that is scheduled to open later this year.
Baidu has become a major new player in self-driving technology.
The company announced a big upgrade to its open-source platform "Apollo 2.0" at the International Consumer Electronics Show in 2018 in Las Vegas, to speed up its development of autonomous vehicles.
Source: NAM NEWS Network