Chinese tech giant Baidu
The Apollo Moon has a projected operating cycle of over five years. Each vehicle will have a price tag of 480,000 yuan ($75,000), only one-third of the cost of average L4 autonomous vehicles.
The pair plans to produce 1,000 robotaxis over three years with Level 4 autonomous driving technology.
“As early as 2017, Baidu
The Apollo Moon utilizes the “ANP-Robotaxi” architecture to reduce the weight of autonomous vehicle kits while sharing intelligent driving vehicle data to create a closed-loop information ecosystem, which will ensure a great user experience.
“Compared with its predecessors, the overall capabilities of Apollo Moon will have improved tenfold with a 99.99% success rate of ride-hailing in complex urban cityscapes, allowing for a fully driverless vehicular experience that is equivalent to that of human drivers,” the two companies said in the announcement.
BAIC Motor, an electric vehicle startup, has so far enjoyed a speedy expansion. It announced earlier this month that it would adopt Huawei’s Harmony operating system in the Arcfox Alpha S Huawei HI model and a new petrol SUV, both of which will be unveiled later this year.