On September 17, DeepWay, a joint venture between Baidu and Lionbridge, held its first brand strategy conference "Towards the Intelligent D Era" in Beijing and officially launched its first intelligent heavy truck "StarTour 1".
The "Starway 1" is an intelligent heavy truck specially designed for the logistics industry, with a collection of Baidu Apollo self-driving capabilities and a fully orthogonal R&D design. The truck not only has a custom-developed 450-degree lithium iron phosphate battery pack, with a range of 300 km under a full load of 49 tons, but also supports 1-hour 1C charging for energy replenishment and a 6-minute high-speed power change solution for high-speed roads. Meanwhile, StarTour 1 is equipped with HIS system developed based on Baidu's self-driving technology, with L3/L4 level self-driving capability, as well as OTA for the whole vehicle, and will first realize L3 level self-driving on high-speed trunk lines, and plans to realize high-speed L4 level self-driving in the next 3-5 years.
Whether from Robotaxi to Robotruck, or from Apollo unmanned minibus to intelligent solution empowerment for vehicle manufacturers, plus Baidu's layout in smart city, smart transportation, and smart agriculture, Baidu is undergoing a metamorphosis.
Baidu Launches Smart Heavy Truck "Starway 1"