Media reports say Baidus unmanned bus project has changed. Baidus response is untrue.

 Media reports say Baidus unmanned bus project has changed. Baidus response is untrue.

Baidu Unmanned Bus Project Change: Main Personnel Withdrawal, Products Stop Promotion

[Netease Intelligence News, August 10] Today, 36 krypton reported that people close to Baidu Apollon Unmanned Bus Project knew that the main technology and developers of the project had been withdrawn and dispersed into other projects and Apollo Open Source Project.

In response, Baidu said the news was untrue. Baidu said that Baidus unmanned bus business is developing healthily in terms of products, technology and team. Thanks to Jinlong, Jiangling and Neolithic Partners for their support. Welcome to experience in Beijing, Wuhan and Xiongan. A new generation of product, Apollon II, will soon be launched and will be landed in Chongqing, etc.

Reported that at first the Apollon project was very important, the total number of people invested about 300 people, now there are only a few test and code maintenance personnel, do some simple maintenance. The report also quoted the departing staff of the Apollon project as saying, The cost of Apollons minibus is more than 2 million yuan, the price is about 1.5 million, and Baidu has no longer been promoted.

It is understood that Apollo is Baidu Apollos L4 class production Park automatic driving solution. Jinlong provides vehicle design and manufacturing. Both sides jointly build L4 class production automatic driving bus. On July 4, 2018, Apollon officially launched its mass production line. At present, Apollo has been in Xiongan, Guangzhou, Huizhou, Xiamen and other cities and places. According to the official introduction, Apollon has operated more than 10,000 kilometers and received more than 10,000 people. (Ding Guangsheng)