Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with 462,528 inspiring examples.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,242 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 320,981 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Consumer Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,242 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 320,981 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Trend Reports
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Articles & Magazine
Get inspired with our 4,213 innovation strategy articles, keynote, videos and innovation tools.
Innovation Awards
Trend Hunter’s Innovation Strategy Awards recognize the best innovation tactics gathered from our interviews with some of the world's most notable business leaders, authors and change makers.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Innovation Assessment
Enhance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
FuturistU
Prepare for the years ahead with 100+ lessons, tactics, tools and frameworks with our full learning database.
Innovation Books
Join 20,000,000 people getting better and faster with our New York Times Bestselling books and keynote videos.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event or virtual event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Speakers & Virtual Presenters
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Custom Masterclasses
Join the world's leading brands who leverage our custom programs to accelerate innovation.
FuturistU 5-Day Program
Become a Futurist with our immersive 5-Day program at Future Festival World Summit.
Online eLearning
Learn the fundamentals of futurism and trends with 100+ online courses about innovation.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
Follow-Us
Join our 3,500,000 social media followers, on the cutting edge.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
Innovation Events
Join the world's top innovators at our in person events.
Free Webinars
Learn to innovate through chaos, navigate the new normal and maintain work culture from home.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Search our database of 462,528 cutting edge ideas.

Autonomous Chinese Cars

Baidu's Driverless Car Can Deal With Complicated Chinese Road Conditions

— December 11, 2015 — Autos
The Baidu driverless car is the first vehicle in China to be able to autonomously navigate the variety of mixed conditions on offer on the country's roads.

Beijing is a city that is known for inconsistent road conditions and unpredictable, often erratic driving behavior. The Baidu driverless car impressively navigates its way through the city thanks to its use of a whole raft of technologies. These include highly automated driving or HAD maps that can record 3D road data to within centimeters of accuracy. The car is also equipped with smart detection, recognition and decision-making technologies, which work with proactive perception and object recognition tools to allow the car to safely navigate its environment.

The Baidu driverless car is quite the automotive feat considering the environment it has proven to be able to operate in. The vehicle proves that there is going to be plenty of healthy competition in the autonomous car space in the years to come.



Trend Themes
1. Autonomous Vehicles in Complex Environments - The Baidu driverless car navigating Chinese road conditions demonstrates a trend of autonomous vehicles being able to operate in more complex environments.
2. Highly Automated Driving Maps (HAD Maps) - The use of HAD maps in the Baidu driverless car highlights a trend of increased reliance on mapping technology for autonomous vehicles.
3. Smart Detection and Recognition Technologies - The implementation of smart detection and recognition technologies in the Baidu driverless car points to a trend of enhanced safety features in autonomous vehicles.
Industry Implications
1. Automotive - The automotive industry will continue to compete in the development and production of autonomous vehicles, with a focus on improved safety and expanded capabilities in complex environments.
2. Mapping and GIS - There will be increased demand for HAD mapping technology and GIS services in the development of autonomous vehicles.
3. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition - The implementation of smart detection and recognition technologies in autonomous vehicles presents opportunities for companies specializing in computer vision and pattern recognition.
1.9
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness