Chinese Internet company Baidu has been publicly testing its driverless car technology since 2015. In November 2016 (the company ended its partnership with BMW), the company opened its first experience of riding an electric, self-made driverless car to the public, which lasted for a week. At the same time, the company also obtained an independent test license at its office in Sunnyvale, California.
In September of this year, Baidu launched a fund project worth $1.5 billion to develop driverless cars. The company headquarters in Beijing plans to produce a limited number of driverless cars (for shared cars) in 2018 and mass production of driverless cars in 2021.
Although Uber launched a pilot project for driverless cars in Pittsburgh last September. It also attracted a lot of attention during the period, but its ranking on the list is still relatively low. In May 2015, after digging several robot experts from Carnegie Mellon University, Uber opened in Pittsburgh. Self-operated store. UBS is now operating in Arizona as well after the Pittsburgh trial in September 2016.
In December last year, Uber launched a pilot project for driverless cars in San Francisco, but There was no license for unmanned vehicle testing, so there was a dispute with the California Vehicle Authority. After the vehicle authority canceled the registration of 16 Volvo xc90s, Uber left California immediately. In January this year, Uber and Dai Muller has established a partnership. This may be a result of Uber's hedging because its internal technology development is not possible – the cost of running its own fleet is high.
Although Tesla’s driverless function has made great progress, there is still doubt about this car. Manufacturing whether the company has the ability to implement Level 4 autonomous driving technology (without accepting Lidar technology), it will fully realize Level 4 autonomy. LaserRadar technology is a kind of sensor that emits laser light, and the car can detect obstacles through this technology.).
Tesla is currently using new hardware, which will improve Tesla's Autopilot system, and the renamed system is called the 2nd generation autopilot system. And laid the foundation for complete independent research and development. The company said that Tesla will drive from Los Angeles to New York to showcase the technology before mid-2018. Since the first installation of the autopilot system in 2015, the crash rate of Tesla has dropped by 40%.
The goal of automotive electronics supplier Delphi is to release driverless cars to the public in 2022.Delphi's automatic Audi (pictured above in Audi) made a trip across the United States in 2015. Delphi also signed an agreement with Intel in November 2016 to agree to purchase its high-performance driverless system computer processor. In the past three years, the company has quickly reached the forefront of the development of driverless cars.
Volvo said it plans to launch "deathproof" by 2020, and then gradually introduce semi-autonomous functions. As part of this year's "Drive Me" program, the Swedish automaker will allow families to experience tests on driverless cars in Gothenburg, Sweden and London. Volvo will also conduct an "advanced autonomous driving experiment" in China, and 100 Chinese subjects will be able to test the unmanned Volvo xc90 on public roads, but the car manufacturer has not yet indicated when to start the test. In August of this year, Volvo and Uber agreed to spend $300 million to jointly develop driverless cars, which are currently being tested in Arizona.
BMW has released advanced driver assistance technologies (eg, lane keeping assist, parking assist and traffic jam assist) in its luxury cars, such as BMW. 7 series and 5 series. BMW plans to launch a completely unmanned car in 2021 and work with Intel and Mobileye.
7. Volkswagen Group
Since winning the DARPA Challenge in 2006, the Volkswagen Group has been developing autonomous systems. In 2012, Volkswagen brand Audi was the first company to obtain an autopilot license in Nevada and also obtained the qualification in California. In 2015, the Audi A7 traveled 550 miles in autonomous driving mode from Silicon Valley to Las Vegas. Audi recently announced that it is working with NVIDIA to bring unmanned vehicles to market by 2020.
Daimler (Daimler) installed a set of half in brands such as Mercedes-Benz s-class and e-class sedan Autonomous functional equipment. In addition, in 2015,A large Mercedes-Benz truck created history on the public highway. Daimler’s goal is to get unmanned trucks on the road by 2020.
The Detroit-based automaker plans to launch a taxi service or shared service driverless car in 2021. This year, Ford has tripled its own R&D test fleet to 100 cars, and is currently testing in Arizona, Michigan and California. Since entering the DARPA Challenge in 2005, the three major automakers have been looking for self-driving cars.
Ford and Baidu invested $150 million in laser radar manufacturer Williden in 2016. In February, Ford invested $1 billion (in more than five years) at ArgoAI in Pittsburgh to help develop and produce its autonomous vehicle technology. Ford also announced that it will work with Lyft to launch a driverless car.
10, Renault-Nissan Alliance
The Japanese car manufacturer has released ProPILOT, an unmanned functional system. It allows the car to drive automatically on the highway. Renault-Nissan also plans to launch ProPILOT in Europe, the US and China. Its ultimate goal is to continue to increase its autonomous driving function before its brand cars are fully automated in 2020.