Under the terms of the agreement, NXP will join Baidu’s open autonomous driving platform, Apollo, and provide semiconductor products including millimeter wave radar, V2X, security, smart connectivity and in-vehicle experience technologies.
Apollo is Baidu’s open autonomous driving platform which provides a comprehensive, secure and reliable all-in-one solution supporting all major features and functions of an autonomous vehicle.
Baidu refers to Apollo as the Android of the autonomous driving industry, but more open and more powerful, allowing partners to go from zero to one and quickly assemble their own autonomous vehicles and start their product R&D. Apollo has now attracted over 70 global partners.
The two companies will leverage the NXP BlueBox development platform’s low energy consumption, high-performance and functional safety benefits.
NXP and Baidu will collaborate on sensor integration and high-performance processors for deep learning networks, and Baidu’s conversational in-car system, DuerOS for Apollo, will incorporate NXP infotainment solutions for faster time to market and enhanced performance