Baidu and WM Motor develop autonomous valet parking software
Baidu has unveiled its autonomous Valet Parking software and hardware integration solution with partner, WM Motor at CES Asia.
The Valet Parking feature is mainly intended for personal cars and those used in car-sharing services. Self-driving cars equipped with Valet Parking can perform remote pick-up or return, permanent parking, low-speed autonomous driving and automatic EV charging at certain locations using a mobile device.
WM Motor displayed the ACU-ADV, an onboard computing platform, which powers the Valet Parking hardware and software. ACU is an acronym for Apollo Computing Units, a reference to Baidu's Apollo open autonomous driving platform being developed with more than 100 industry partners including Chinese automakers BYD, FAW Group, Byton and BAIC Motor.
The company said the level-3 level self-driving solution will be used directly in the WM Motor's models and plans to start mass production in 2021.