BMW will test unmanned vehicles in China

November 17, 2014 at 23:36

European road conditions were too simple and predictable for the Bavarian autonomous vehicles. In this regard, BMW began a large-scale project to test and improvement of self-vehicles in China, famous for its breathtaking traffic.
The BMW Company noted that when testing autonomous vehicles in Europe, engineers and programmers faced mainly technical limitations. For example in tunnels the signal of mobile networks and GPS disappears, there are other obstacles like toll-roads and so on. At the same time, China has completely different complexity.

BMW unmanned vehicles in China pics

BMW unmanned vehicles in China picture

Infrastructure is developing incredibly fast; there are a lot of built complex multi-level junctions in cities, where it will be very difficult for cars with to navigate. In addition, a lot of mopeds and bicycles still move on the road, and local drivers commit random acts and often violate traffic rules.

BMW unmanned vehicles in China picture

BMW unmanned vehicles in China pics

“Mastering” of roads of China will take place in close cooperation with the largest Chinese Internet search engine Baidu, which will provide Bavarians mapping, navigation and an information support.
The testing of “smart” BMW will occur within 2 years. Fully autonomous vehicles and semi – autonomous cars with cruise control of the next generation will be “learning” all driving details. Let’s hope that for at the return to their homeland, “BMW” will not ride in the Chinese style on the roads of the Old World.

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