SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 19 (Xinhua) - US video gaming company Unity Technologies (Unity) said Tuesday it is partnering with China's leading Internet giant Baidu Inc. to develop a virtual reality system that will help Baidu test its self-driving vehicles in a simulated real-time environment.
Baidu's Apollo self-driving car (File Photo: VCG)
San Francisco-based Unity said it is working on a real-time simulation product that creates virtual environments where developers of Baidu's ambitious Apollo autonomous vehicle program will be able to devise, build and test self-driving systems with level 3, 4 and 5 autonomy.
Unity's real-time 3D platform allows manufacturers of self-driving vehicles to reduce errors and risk while increasing efficiency and speed of testing by offering simulations that replicate real-world scenarios, Unity said.
Unity Technologies is well-known for its cross-platform game engine, Unity, which was first announced and released in June 2005 as an Apple OS X-exclusive gaming engine.
With support for 27 platforms, the engine can now be used to create both 3D and 2D games as well as simulation for other 3D development.