Baidu Unveils Electric Robot Truck With Smart Cabin and Advanced Self-Driving Tech

The joint venture company established by Baidu and Lionbridge in 2020, called DeepWay, was intended to manufacture smart heavy-duty trucks for freight transportation. Its first-generation model was recently unveiled as a truck that delivers upgraded performance, high-level autonomy and an optimized interior.

Xingtu, the robot-truck, boasts a computing power of over 500 Tera operations per second (TOPS), and an ultra-long range detection of more than 1 km (0.62 miles). It’s designed to support Level 3 self-driving on high-speed freight routes, and eventually go up to Level 4, in the following years. Besides a “highway intelligence system (HIS)”, Xingtu also features ten cameras, three infrared detectors and several radars…

According to Baidu, DeepWay will manufacture this “smart new energy heavy-duty truck” in the near future, with the plan of bringing Level 4 self-driving technology to the China freight market.