July 8, 2018 | Chinese tech giant Baidu announced last week it was teaming up with Intel to integrate Israeli company Mobileye into its autonomous vehicle platform Project Apollo. The company made the announcement at the 2018 Baidu Create developer conference in Beijing, Venture Beat reports. Baidu said it will merge Mobileye’s Responsibility-Sensitive Safety (RSS) model into the Apollo Drive and Apollo Pilot program and will continue to publish updates as the development moves forward. Baidu will also integrate Mobileye’s Surround Computer Vision Kit. These solutions will be adapted to heighten and improve road safety regulations for the company.
“At Mobileye, safety assurance of automated vehicles is one of the most important issues facing the AV industry and we are pleased Baidu has agreed to join us in this effort to deliver verifiable safety of AV decision-making into the Chinese market,” Jack West, chief systems architect for Intel’s Autonomous Driving Program said. The Israeli driver assistance vision sensor startup will be part of a program that also includes 115 other companies.