China's first District-level Global Autopilot manned Test Road Network opened in Hebei Province
Xinhua News Agency, Shijiazhuang, November 7 (Reporter Gao Bo) on the 6th, Cangzhou City, Hebei Province held the first batch of road network release and autopilot manned testing of the Intelligent Network Federation Automobile Test Road. 30 Baidu Apollo self-driving cars took to the streets of Cangzhou Economic Development Zone, which is also the first district-level global autonomous driving test road network officially opened.
The reporter saw at the test scene that Baidu Apollo autopilot motorcade set out from the Cangzhou Development Zone Management Committee and quickly integrated into the local traffic flow in Cangzhou. It is understood that the Baidu Apollo autopilot motorcade in Cangzhou Economic Development Zone in all test sections for large-scale manned testing, open test road mileage up to 114km. The regional road network allows global open testing, which means that self-driving vehicles move from fixed road testing to non-fixed road testing, and realize the practical scene exploration from line to surface.
In recent years, Cangzhou continues to develop artificial intelligence, intelligent vehicles, intelligent transportation and other emerging industries, and has made a phased breakthrough in self-driving landing. It is understood that Cangzhou Economic Development Zone, Baidu Company and Apollo Ecological Enterprise Cangzhou Yuntu Technology Co., Ltd., reached comprehensive cooperation in the field of self-driving and vehicle-road coordination at the beginning of this year. Carry out research, development, testing and pilot application of autopilot and road cooperation in Cangzhou area. On October 11 this year, at the 2019 China International Digital economy Expo, Cangzhou issued the first 30 autopilot test licenses to Baidu in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region.
Cangzhou opened up the first district-level global test road network in China and started the large-scale autopilot manned test. The problem was solved for the first time in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, which also shows that Hebei attaches great importance to the layout of autopilot and intelligent transportation. In December 2017, Baidu signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the Management Committee of Hebei Xiongan New area to carry out in-depth cooperation in many areas, such as intelligent travel, cloud infrastructure and so on. In 2018, Baidu used the L4 self-driving minibus Apolong in the Xiongan Citizen Service Center. So far, it has safely operated 11000 kilometers, receiving a total of more than 15000 people.