Chinese internet giant, Biadu is betting big on its “Apollo” driverless cars project. The tech automakers claims it is working on a project that will “make your car know you, and be your companion”.
The Apollo programme, disclosed earlier this year, is developing what it calls an open autonomous driving platform. The programme is committed to providing a multitude of tools for driverless vehicle production. Named after the US’ historic moon-landing programme to depict its complexity and scale, the company stated that, it has included both software and hardware services into this project.
“The platform will further provide precise recognition and emotional communication. Face recognition technology will make the car know who is inside, can adjust to their preferred temperature and chair position, and pick their favourite audio entertainment.” said Xu Yongming, general manager of Baidu Telematics Department.