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Week 27 2018 - Baidu mass produces the firts autonomous minibus.
Nasdaq listed Baidu and commercial vehicle manufacturer King Long started production of the first mass-produced autonomous transporter, the Apolong. Baidu, the largest search engine in China, and King Long started working on the Apolong in late 2017. The developed was managed by Baidu’s Apollo unit, created to spearhead the company’s autonomous vehicle program, in the same fashion as Waymo was created by Google. The Apolong can carry 14 passengers, eight seating, and six standing. The Apolong is equipped with the Apollo 3.0 autonomous system allowing for Level 4 self-driving and has no steering wheel. The assembly plant in Xiamen, Fujian province has produced 100 units of the autonomous minibus to date. Baidu will start exporting the Apolong to Japan in 2019 in conjunction with Japanese company Softbank where the vehicle will be deployed as shuttle buses for the elderly and staff at Nuclear plants. Although Leve 4 autonomy is not fully autonomous, it does allow the operation of a vehicle within an enclosed location without a human driver.
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