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Video: the first-ever test drive of Baidu’s driverless car

On Tuesday, China’s search engine giant Baidu released a video clip of its driverless car’s first test drive, which was performed last Thursday.

The Baidu autonomous car, a modified BMW 3 Series, completed the tests by executing a set of driving actions, including making left, right, and U-turns, changing lanes, passing other cars, and merging onto and off the highway. The car’s speed peaked at 100 km per hour during the test runs.

Baidu also announced its new Autonomous Car Division on Monday and and named Senior Vice President Wang Jin as General Manager of the division. The division aims to produce autonomous cars for commercial use in three years with mass production expected in five years.

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