Baidu inks partnership with AutonomouStuff
Baidu has added AutonomouStuff to its list of partnerships in order to offer open, comprehensive, and reliable software platforms and kits for autonomous vehicles and systems. As part of the part of the announcement, which took place at Baidu Create, AutonomouStuff was named a partner in Baidu’s Project Apollo autonomous driving platform, meaning the company can now offer the Apollo Kit.
The Apollo Kit begins with a drive-by-wire vehicle platform, which gives access to steering, shifting, acceleration, and braking. The second factor, GPS and IMU, support localization. An electronic control unit (ECU) that is preconfigured with the operating system and the Apollo software makes up the third component. The final piece of the puzzle is engineering services from AutonomouStuff, which pulls everything together.
“This is a revolutionary movement that will have a major impact on the way developers utilize technology in the future,” said AutonomouStuff CEO Bobby Hambrick. “Apollo is a breakthrough. What used to take decades can now be available in one single day.”