The Chinese unveiled an unmanned car for the card-makingJanuary 25, 2018
Chinese Lifan and its subsidiary Panda Auto have developed a second-generation unmanned vehicle, which is designed for car-racing. Baidu, one of the largest IT companies in the world, also took part in the project. At the moment the fleet of Panda Auto has more than 15 000 cars.
The first unmanned model Lifan is called 820EV. It receives information about its location and the situation on the road from radars, sensors and cameras. Also, the car identifies road signs and uses global satellite navigation. The machine is able to independently come to the passenger on call through the application, and after arriving at the destination – to find the nearest parking space.
At the moment, 820EV has the third level in the classification of the Automotive Engineers’ Community (SAE). This means that the technology allows the driver to not control the car on the roads, but be ready to take control at any time.
The electric car functions on the basis of a new platform of unmanned driving Baidu Apollo 2.0. To plan the route and arrive at the place of call, the system uses maps and GPS positioning. Thus, the owner’s task is to enter the destination in the navigation system, and the machine itself will pave the way and take it to the desired point.