Behind the three smart transportation orders in a week is the rise of AI in China

Yesterday, Baidu won the bid for the pilot autonomous vehicle-road collaboration demonstration zone (urban road section) project in Shanxi Province’s “transportation power” construction, and will carry out vehicle-road collaboration planning and construction in Yangquan City. Smart Transportation Order.

Under the rapid response to the wave of “new infrastructure” in various places, Baidu, which has a strong strength in the field of intelligent transportation, has harvested a lot of real money in just one week. On the road of accelerating the construction of a “transportation power country”, Baidu Apollo has run wild.

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Chongqing “Western Autonomous Driving Open Test Base”

On March 17, Yongchuan District, Chongqing City announced to the public that Baidu Apollo won the bid for the construction project of the “Western Autonomous Driving Open Test Base” in Yongchuan District, Chongqing, with a project value of 52.8 million yuan.

It is understood that Baidu Apollo will build a vehicle-road collaboration test demonstration area within 20 square kilometers of Yongchuan City, Chongqing, providing the demonstration area with a complete set of vehicle-road collaboration system solutions that support L4 autonomous driving. A 3,000-square-meter intelligent network innovation demonstration base will be built in the park to carry out research on testing technologies and standards.

Baidu Apollo will be mainly responsible for the construction of urban test scenarios including urban interchanges, urban trunk roads, urban administrative district roads, and urban business district roads in this project; complete front-end system construction, including deployment point perception, transmission, edge server, signal control system The deployment of the data center vehicle-road coordination cloud control platform and the autonomous vehicle supervision platform have been completed. After the first phase of the project is completed, it will be able to carry more than 100 autonomous vehicles for demonstration operations.

Hefei Large-scale 5G Vehicle-Road Collaboration Demonstration Line

On March 23, according to the announcement of the Hefei Public Resources Trading Center, Baidu won the bid for the integration of design, procurement and construction of the Tangxi River Park 5G demonstration operation line of the intelligent networked vehicle in Hefei City, and will build China’s first large-scale 5G vehicle-road collaboration demonstration line.

The 5G demonstration operation line of Tangxihe Park of intelligent networked vehicles is located in Binhu New District, Baohe District, Hefei City. The line is Huizhou Avenue – Zhongshan Road – Luzhou Avenue – Fangxing Avenue – Huizhou Avenue closed-loop urban municipal road. Including 5G multi-scenario applications, road test perception equipment, cloud control center, roadside traffic facility upgrades, exhibition halls, etc.

The project will further gather relevant top enterprises in the technology and automotive industries to form a good ecological chain for the development of intelligent connected vehicles and effectively promote regional economic development. The new infrastructure represented by 5G, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, etc. is the starting point, and is on the fast track of development, providing important environmental support for the development of intelligent networked vehicles in the Yangtze River Delta and central regions.

For the first large-scale 5G vehicle-road collaboration demonstration line project in China built by Hefei City, Baidu Apollo is the most suitable candidate for solid implementation of the project.

Shanxi “transportation power” construction project

On March 24, Baidu won the bid for the pilot autonomous vehicle-road collaboration demonstration zone (urban road section) project in Shanxi Province’s “transportation powerhouse” construction. It will carry out vehicle-road collaboration planning and construction in Yangquan City to support autonomous driving technology verification, test evaluation, and operation services. .

Baidu Apollo participated in the construction of a two-way vehicle-road collaborative test demonstration area of ​​about 10 kilometers in Yangquan Economic Development Zone. The project will complete the construction of roadside systems, including the deployment of perception, transmission, edge computing, and signal acquisition systems at intelligent transformation points; complete the deployment of a vehicle-road collaborative cloud control platform and an autonomous vehicle monitoring platform based on Baidu public cloud deployment. Displayed through the front-end visualization system.

After the construction of the project is completed, it can support L4-level autonomous vehicle over-the-horizon, full obstacle perception, blind spot detection and other scene applications through environment-aware object detection technology and V2X communication technology.

In addition, the project will use Baidu (Yangquan) data center as a carrier to gather national regional autonomous driving big data, drive the development of related industrial chains, and help Yangquan City seize the opportunity of the development of the intelligent networked vehicle industry.

Baidu Apollo leads autonomous driving

According to relevant reports, since 2017, Baidu Apollo has gone from the third camp to the second camp, surpassing many veteran players, and finally appeared in the first camp – the industry “leader”. According to the comprehensive score, Waymo is the leader in the first camp, followed by Cruise and Ford, and Baidu ranks fourth in the world.

At present, Apollo has formed three open platform systems of autonomous driving, vehicle-road collaboration, and intelligent vehicle connection. It has 36,000 developers from around the world, 178 ecological partners, open-sourced 560,000 lines of code, and has 1,237 patents for intelligent driving. It has carried out road tests in 23 cities, and has taken the lead in autonomous driving in China with a road test mileage of more than 3 million kilometers. As the country’s first artificial intelligence innovation platform, Baidu Apollo is now in a leading position in the industry in many fields such as ecology and technology.

Baidu has been selected as one of the first batch of national new-generation artificial intelligence open innovation platforms, and is the only relying contractor in the field of autonomous driving. In addition, Baidu is the only company with full-stack R&D capabilities for autonomous driving and vehicle-road collaboration, and it is also the only company with Class-A surveying and mapping qualifications for navigation maps, high-precision map collection and production for autonomous driving, and large-scale application capabilities for L4-level autonomous vehicles. enterprise. It has complete R&D and application capabilities in autonomous vehicle-road collaborative intelligent systems and cloud control platforms, and is at the leading domestic level, and has independent intellectual property rights for many core technologies.

Support the fight against the epidemic with the power of science and technology

As a leading autonomous driving-related enterprise in my country and even in the world, Baidu’s driverless driving has played a very important role in the fight against the epidemic and has become a very important force in the fight against the epidemic.

Whether it is from TV news or article reports, we can see many “figures” of unmanned vehicles, whether it is unmanned material distribution, logistics transportation, cleaning and disinfection, and human body temperature measurement. . . . Self-driving technology can do far more than imagined. And a large part of these unmanned anti-epidemic troops comes from the power of the “Apollo Retrograde Alliance”, an autonomous driving “anti-epidemic alliance”.

As one of the first to join Baidu Apollo ecological partners, Zhixing has launched unmanned logistics and distribution vehicles, unmanned diagnosis and treatment vehicles, unmanned cleaning and disinfection vehicles, and unmanned spraying and disinfection vehicles during the epidemic period, and plans to provide 16 vehicles across the country. Key new crown patient admission hospitals are equipped with 1-2 unmanned cleaning and disinfection vehicles or delivery vehicles. At present, the unmanned vehicles of I-Mobile are “glowing fever” in epidemic areas such as Wuhan Huoshenshan Hospital and Wuhan Hospital to solve the problem of insufficient medical staff.

In addition, Neolithic, another ecological partner of Baidu Apollo, has also invested in a large number of low-speed unmanned vehicles. With the blessing of Baidu Apollo, the two parties have deployed 17 unmanned vehicles in Beijing’s Haidian Hospital and isolation points, Guomao CBD, Xiaotangshan Hospital and other places, providing services such as meal delivery, disinfection and spraying, express delivery, and heating sales.

Whether it is an autonomous driving company fighting on the front line, or Baidu Apollo, which provides technology and services behind the scenes, they have gained a good reputation and affirmation in this practice, and also received a lot of product operation feedback and suggestions, which will become the The valuable experience of Baidu and other cooperative enterprises has continuously promoted the iteration of its technology and helped the autonomous driving ecosystem to flourish.

Optimizing its own architecture while developing rapidly

In recent years, Baidu has been galloping on the road of autonomous driving, rain or shine. In the process of rapid development, Baidu Apollo is also constantly adjusting its own structure.

At the first ecological conference in 2019, Baidu Apollo announced that it will expand its open platforms into three: autonomous driving platform, vehicle-road collaboration platform and intelligent vehicle-connected platform, forming a layout of “three platforms, triple opening”.

Before this ecological conference, Baidu Apollo also completed an organizational structure upgrade. In addition to the upgrade of the original automatic driving, Internet of Vehicles and other business groups, it also added an intelligent transportation business group.

Among them, the intelligent car business department, the intelligent driving map business department and the autonomous driving technology department are all integrated into the autonomous driving business group, and the newly added intelligent transportation business group will “focus on the intelligent upgrading of transportation infrastructure and provide vehicle-road coordination for the city. system, regional intelligent signal optimization system and other next-generation intelligent transportation solutions.

The integration of autonomous driving-related businesses can focus on advantageous resources and better coordinate with the intelligent transportation business.

write at the end

Under the influence of the epidemic, the development of artificial intelligence, 5G, Internet of Things, and autonomous driving is accelerating, and with the advent of the “new infrastructure” boom, it will definitely promote the release of China’s economic growth potential and enhance competitiveness.

In the face of these opportunities, under the leadership of Chinese giant technology companies represented by Baidu, we will use the power of technology to benefit mankind. As a leader in autonomous driving, Baidu Apollo is bound to give full play to its technological advantages, continue to contribute to the construction of a strong transportation country, and bring people a safer, more convenient and better travel life.

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