Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun launched the first progress report for Xiaomi Pilot Technology for Autonomous Driving. Xiaomi, in an official blog, introduced a new fully internally developed autonomous driving solution called Pilot Technology. The company has pledged to invest 3.3 billion RMB (about Rs 3,897 crore) in the development of the first R&D phase of its autonomous driving technology.
during june unveiling, also released a live road test video of its autonomous driving technology. The test video demonstrated the technology’s safe and intelligent assisted driving approach in a range of scenarios, including U-turns, roundabouts and continuous downhill driving. Pilot Technology comes with advanced algorithms. It is able to take care of multiple scenarios, as added to its extensive list.
“Xiaomi’s autonomous driving technology adopts a self-developed full stack approach, and the project has progressed beyond expectations,” Jun said.
To focus on long-term industrial strategic capabilities, Xiaomi will invest another RMB 2 billion (about Rs 2 crore). It will include more than ten upstream and downstream enterprises in the autonomous driving sector. Under Enterprises, Xiaomi will be in charge of core sensors, core actuators, domain controllers and more.
In its first phase, Xiaomi Pilot Technology is working to build a fleet of 140 test vehicles.
The project will be Xiaomi’s attempt to adopt a self-developed full stack approach to autonomous driving technology, covering all key areas. With this, autonomous driving algorithms will be iterated quickly based on user needs.