Autonomous bus makes debut in China...

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Autonomous bus makes debut in China

 Science & IT Desk

 Published: 10:58 PM, 18 September 2020  

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A medium-sized bus equipped with autonomous driving technologies made its debut on Thursday in Chongqing Municipality, a vehicle-manufacturing powerhouse in southwest China.

The L4 autonomous bus was a joint effort of Baidu Apollo and domestic bus manufacturer King Long, reports Xinhua.

After one-year construction, a test base for autonomous driving was put into use on Thursday in Chongqing.

Several carmakers have carried out L4 self-driving tests and demonstrations in five application scenarios.

Baidu Apollo will work together with Chongqing to set a benchmark for the self-driving industry in west China, and provide R&D test services and rich application scenarios for carmakers and auto parts manufacturers in the autonomous vehicle field, said Li Zhenyu, vice president of Baidu.

Source: UNB