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Baidu licensed for fully unmanned autonomous road test in Shanghai Pudong

Gabriella From Gasgoo| March 23 , 2023 15:13 BJT

Beijing (Gasgoo)- On March 22, Baidu was granted Shanghai’s first batch of fully unmanned intelligent connected vehicle innovation application testing notice, and will officially kick off autonomous road test in the city without safety operators onboard.

Baidu licensed for fully unmanned autonomous road test in Shanghai Pudong

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Aside from the notice granting, Shanghai also issued a regulation implementation rule for driverless vehicle innovation application in Pudong New Area of Shanghai. The rule clarifies how to guarantee the safe conduct of innovative application activities, and puts forward management requirements such as insurance, accident handling, and data supervision. 

The release of the rules provides operational guidelines for driverless technology companies such as Baidu.

On the other hand, Pudong New Area will give full play to its location and policy advantages, as well as enhance the technological innovation capability and industrial competitiveness of intelligent connected vehicles. Leveraging the advantages of the profound auto industry, active innovation, and resource concentration, Pudong New Area aims to build a world-class intelligent connected vehicle industrial zone.

Baidu Apollo's L4 autonomous driving operating test distance has exceeded 50 million kilometers, with more than 4,600 patents in its portfolio, including the world's largest number of high-level autonomous driving patents. 

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