New Delhi: Chinese artificial intelligence company Baidu has announced that it has developed the world’s biggest testing ground for autonomous vehicles and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication system, claims a report by South China Morning Post.
Named as Apollo Park, the facility is claimed to be spread across 13,500 square metres in Beijing’s Yizhuang Economic Development Zone.
This facility can accommodate more than 200 autonomous vehicles and as Baidu claims it is equipped with functions to support the fully autonomous vehicle development process, from research to testing.
The company will collect and store data from the operations of its fleet of autonomous vehicles at the Apollo Park, which would be used for further development of the autonomous driving technology. The facility has technologies that are being tested by other Chinese companies like Huawei.
The company started working on self-driving technology back in 2013. Since then, it has tested the autonomous vehicles in 24 cities across the world and completed more than 1 lakh passenger trips in self-driving mode, as claimed the company.