Baidu Apollo has won a US$16.1 million bid to build a 5G intelligent driving project in Chengdu.
Under the first of its kind project in Sichuan Province, it will develop 30 kilometres of intelligent connected demonstration roads in Singapore-Sichuan Hi-Tech Innovation Park.
Baidu will also construct a 5G-based intelligent connected vehicle demonstration zone to support research and development testing as well as future commercial applications. Once the project is completed, it aims to launch autonomous driving services to Chengdu residents, including robobuses and robotaxis, and create a variety of smart transportation applications as part of an intelligent driving industrial ecosystem.
This project to develop a 5G intelligent driving zone is a major leap in the development of smart transportation and the intelligent connected industrial ecosystem in Sichuan.