The new car will possess autonomous level 4 capabilities that need no human intervention, with 8 lidars and 12 cameras. Lidars are detection systems, similar to radars, which use pulsed laser light rather than radio waves.
China’s search engine giant Baidu Inc unveiled its new autonomous vehicle with a detachable steering wheel. The plans is to put it to use for its robotaxi service in China next year.
Automakers and tech companies around the world are still waiting for nods from regulators to deploy such vehicles in the real world.
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