Baidu to use Mobileye technology in AV platform

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Chinese tech giant Baidu plans to integrate Mobileye’s Responsibility Sensitive Safety (RSS) model in its open-source Project Apollo and commercial Apollo Pilot programmes, in addition to other Mobileye technology.

Mobileye is an Israeli subsidiary of Intel corporation that develops vision-based advanced driver-assistance systems providing warnings for collision prevention and mitigation.

RSS is a system of formulas that aim to replicate humans’ perception of dangerous situations so that an AV can deal with such situations caused by human drivers and not cause any themselves. Baidu will now use RSS for its Apollo AV open-source programme.

Weihao Gu, general manager of Baidu’s intelligent driving unit, said, “Our team recognises the value and critical role that Mobileye’s RSS model plays in safely deploying autonomous driving. Project Apollo will integrate RSS to successfully enable safe driving today and drive further autonomous research on China’s roadways.”

In addition, Baidu will use Mobileye’s Surround View Camera kit, which includes 12 cameras positioned around the vehicle, plus Mobileye’s computer vision hardware and software. The latter aggregates the footage from the cameras into a comprehensive computer vision solution for AVs.

By Illya Verpraet

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