- Powered by Baidu's leading intelligent driving technology, JIDU
is set to deliver robocars that fully meet the needs of advanced
autonomous driving, leading the mobility revolution in the
- The concept car, which is 90 percent similar to the production
model, features futuristic designs including a U-shaped folding
steering wheel, 3D borderless integrated ultra-clear screen, 3D
human-machine co-driving map, full-scene voice inside and outside
the car, millisecond voice response and offline intelligent voice
BEIJING, June 8, 2022
/PRNewswire/ -- JIDU, an intelligent electric vehicle
company backed by Baidu and Geely, today unveiled its first concept
production robocar ROBO-01. Integrating the leading intelligent
driving capability powered by Baidu and world-class intelligent
driving configurations, joined by a cutting-edge futuristic design,
ROBO-01 is set to revolutionize the automobile industry, leading
the way to an intelligent car era driven by AI.
Highlights include an active deformable structure design,
3D borderless one-piece large screen, zero-gravity seating, AI
pixel lights and dual max-computing chips. The robocar's
capabilities are based on a unique "trainable" functionality and
JIDU robocar neural JET (JIDU Evolving Technology), which support a
high-level autonomous driving solution with full redundancy,
SOA-based intelligent cabin and millisecond-level offline
intelligent voice assistant.
Click to see video of ROBO-01
Having transitioned from the "Fuel Car 1.0 Era" to the "Electric
Car 2.0 Era", the automotive industry is today entering the
"Intelligent Car 3.0 Era" with JIDU leading the emergence of a new
generation of automotive products.
"The Intelligent Car 3.0 Era is the era of robocars," said
Xia Yiping, CEO of JIDU. "The
transition to this new era is marked by the shift of driving power
from humans to AI, with robocars ultimately achieving
self-generating progress led by AI. The automotive industry in the
3.0 era will see a seismic shift from a revolution in energy to a
revolution in product attributes. The ultimate goal is to realize a
fully driverless transportation experience. The JIDU robocar aims
to meet users' needs for intelligent travel, in-car intelligent
assistance and intelligent cabin in the new era."
The robocar was unveiled at JIDU's first-ever branded event
ROBODAY, held in XiRang metaverse. At the unveiling, the first-ever
digital human car owner, named Xijiajia, drove and interacted with
Futuristic – 3D borderless integrated ultra-clear large
screen, free of door handles, indicator levers and other physical
ROBO-01 features a simple and futuristic look. The design of the
main and passenger butterfly wing doors, rear pair of doors and
non-marking side windows is also one-of-its-kind in the industry,
complimenting a sleek and dynamic robot-like car body.
The 3D borderless ultra-clear screen is a truly integrated,
non-spliced screen, designed to run throughout the driving seat to
the main passenger seat, providing an immersive audio and visual
experience. In addition, the door handle, shift lever, left and
right indicator levers and other physical control keys are removed,
making the human-vehicle interaction experience even more natural
Robotic – Stronger AI perception, more active adjustable
ROBO-01 comes with stronger AI perception and more active
service capabilities. It is equipped with a set of fully adjustable
structures, including front hood collapsible LiDAR, active liftable
rear wing ROBOWing, foldable U-shaped steering wheel, liftable
satellite speakers and adaptive zero-gravity seat.
The collapsible LiDAR designed by JIDU enhances the safety and
stability of the intelligent driving system while strengthening the
sensing capability of advanced autonomous driving. The LiDAR can be
collapsed by AI intervention before a crash occurs, thus improving
safety. Recently, JIDU has obtained the Chinese national patent for
The unique U-shaped steering wheel design of ROBO-01 can
maximize the information visibility on the large ultra-clear
screen. In addition, the leading steering-by-wire technology of
JIDU can support the U-shaped steering wheel to be folded and
hidden as needed, as well as enhance the variable steering ratio of
the vehicle in automatic driving mode.
The spacecraft-inspired zero-gravity seats are lightweight and
breathable, wrapping around the occupant, including a unique "swan
neck" headrest design with an adaptive adjustment function, making
every trip effortlessly comfortable.
Emotional – interactive AI light language, unlimited
ROBO-01 has the ability to recognize the user's emotions and
interact with the outside world by expressing its own emotion. Its
robotized front design integrates interactive AI pixel headlights
and high recognition rate AI voice interaction system, enabling
voice recognition function outside the car for natural
communication between humans, the vehicle and the environment.
JIDU Smart Drive: Advanced autonomous driving capabilities
for immediate deployment in multiple scenarios
JIDU is the only smart automaker in the industry that applies
the full-stack Apollo autonomous driving unmanned capability and
safety system. Baidu Apollo's advanced autonomous driving
capabilities have been extensively applied in its Robotaxi, with 27
million kilometers of safe autonomous driving test mileage and a
large Robotaxi road test fleet conducting real road tests in more
than 30 cities across China,
continuously improving the autonomous driving system's ability to
cope with complex urban roads.
The system is equipped with Nvidia's "dual" Orin X chips and 31
external sensors, including 2 LiDAR, 5 millimeter-level wave radar,
12 ultrasonic radar and 12 cameras. Based on JIDU's self-developed
SOA cabin-driving fusion technology architecture, the
industry-leading "true redundancy" solution for advanced autonomous
driving is created by its technological innovation of dual systems
for redundancy. The solution has been successfully tested and run
on the JIDU SIMUCar (software integrated simulation vehicle), which
has verified the safety and stability of JIDU's advanced autonomous
driving system for mass production.
Capable of point-to-point advanced autonomous driving, JIDU's
system is able to adapt to three main driving scenarios:
high-speed, urban roads, and parking. The system has tested and
verified ability to handle unprotected left turn, traffic light
recognition, obstacle avoidance and freeway on/off ramps. Users
will be able to access these and other advanced autonomous driving
functions from the moment they begin driving, providing
unprecedented convenience and versatility.
Millisecond-level rapid response and offline intelligent
voice assistant provides human-like interaction
The intelligent cabin is equipped with advanced functions such
as offline voice assistant, millisecond-level response, 3D
human-machine co-driving map and full-scene interaction inside and
outside the car.
JIDU is also the first to launch the 4th generation Snapdragon
Automotive Cockpit Platform - 8295 chip, which has enabled the 3D
presentation of the boundless integrated ultra-clear large screen,
meeting users' needs of driving navigation, game entertainment,
online office and other scenarios.
The millisecond-level intelligent voice response of the JIDU
intelligent cabin realizes 100% coverage of all scenarios inside
and outside the car, while the full offline intelligent voice
function is free from reliance on network signals. In addition, its
multi-modal "human-like" interaction capabilities, such as visual
perception, voice recognition and lip capture, allow for "natural
and smooth" communication between user and car.
In the era of Intelligent Car 3.0 and AI-driven evolution,
JIDU's robocar is on track to explore new frontiers. JIDU plans to
officially launch a limited version of its first production model
in the coming fall, which will be 90% similar to the ROBO-01
concept car. In addition, JIDU will also unveil the design of its
second production model at this year's Guangzhou Auto Show.
Founded in 2000, Baidu's mission is to make the complicated
world simpler through technology. Baidu is a leading AI company
with strong Internet foundation, trading on the NASDAQ under "BIDU"
and HKEX under "9888." One Baidu ADS represents eight Class A
JIDU is a Robocar start-up company initiated by Baidu Group and
invested by Geely Group. Founded in March
2021 with Yiping Xia as CEO,
JIDU is committed to R&D and popularization of the world's top
autonomous driving and human-machine interaction technology,
creating revolutionary Robocar with emotion and intelligence,
giving people more space and time to realize more
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