Autonomous vehicle uproars in China
The driverless autonomous maker, AutoBrain, released its prototype of L3 (Level 3) and expected it to go in mass production by 2020. Partnered with auto manufacturer Great Wall, the safety level of L3 and AutoBrain’s alleged passing small-scale tests is thought to be questionable by the market. Another AI player, Baidu, was granted 20 more licenses in Beijing for the road testing its driverless vehicle model Apollo. In contrast, Google has held off the commercializing plan for its self-driving car due to the pursuit of higher levels of autonomy.