Baidu, the Chinese-American web services company, is releasing its own self-driving software, Apollo, this July for free. By doing so, the company may be able to transition itself to the forefront of the autonomous driving charge.
China's second largest vehicle manufacturer, Dongfeng Motor Co has selected SmartCore cockpit domain controller technology from Visteon Corporation for a future domestic Chinese light vehicle program. This will be Visteon's first SmartCore application in China, the company's largest market and the world's biggest automotive market.
Co-development agreement between Bosch and Daimler seeks to bring introduction of fully automated and driverless driving by the beginning of the next decade. Objective is to develop and launch a production-ready system for driverless cars on urban public roads.
Mentor, a Siemens business, introduce the DRS360 platform â€“ an automated driving solution featuring breakthrough technology that captures, fuses and utilises raw data in real time from a wide range of sensing modalities, including radar, LIDAR, vision and other sensors. The DRS360 platform delivers dramatic improvements in latency reduction, sensing accuracy and overall system efficiency required for SAE Level 5 autonomous vehicles.