The self-driving bus is likely to become a common sight in China’s scenic areas, industrial parks and airports. Apolong, the self-driving bus that was co-developed by tech company Baidu and commercial vehicle manufacturer King Long, is now in mass-production.
The newly developed self-driving bus has no steering wheel, driver's seat and brake. It moves and finds its way by means of the Baidu Apollo autonomous driving system, that scans its surroundings and predicts movements of vehicles and pedestrians. With the Apollo system, the Apolong bus can plan routes based on high-definition maps and intelligent sensing capability.
According to China.org, the self-driving bus will be used in semi-enclosed and enclosed areas, such as scenic areas, industrial parks and airports in cities such as Beijing, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. It travels at speeds between 20 and 40 km per hour.
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