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  • Volkswagen Group Sedric concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

    There has been a flurry of announcements concerning the Apollo self-driving car program of Chinese tech giant Baidu in the past week. The latest comes from Volkswagen Group which on Friday said it would join the Apollo program. The automaker also said it would gain a seat on the program's board of directors. The announcement came the same week VW Group said it would join Intel's recently acquired self-driving car business Mobileye to launch a self-driving service in Israel. Development of the service will commence in early 2019 and roll out in phases reaching full commercialization in 2022...

  • Ford and Baidu self-driving car prototype
    Ford partners with Chinese tech giant Baidu to test Level 4 self-driving cars

    Ford and Chinese internet services giant Baidu have joined forces to develop self-driving technology. The two firms announced last week that they will jointly test Level 4 self-driving cars in Beijing, initially in a program of two years duration starting in late 2018. A Level 4 self-driving car...

  • Volvo 360C concept
    Volvo will jointly develop self-driving car with Chinese tech giant Baidu

    Volvo hit the accelerator Thursday on the further integration of the automotive and tech industries by announcing plans to jointly develop a self-driving car with Chinese internet services giant Baidu. The plan is to mass produce the cars in China for sale to fleets as well as individuals. Timing...

  • AutonomouStuff self-driving prototype running Baidu Apollo 2.0 software
    Baidu to have self-driving vehicles in operation in 2018

    While most companies competing in the self-driving space are closely guarding their developments, Baidu, a search engine giant from China and leader in the development of artificial intelligence, is taking the opposite approach. It's developing a fully open-source self-driving system called Apollo...

  • Volkswagen announces Google quantum computer partnership
    Nvidia partners with VW, Uber and Baidu on artificial intelligence for self-driving cars

    Nvidia kicked off the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show on Sunday by announcing a trio of new partnerships: one with ride-hailing company Uber, China's Baidu, and Volkswagen. CNBC reported on the new partnerships, which positions the computer-chip maker as a force in self-driving technology. With...

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    Chinese tech giant Baidu taps Microsoft to expand development of self-driving cars

    China's biggest search engine—Baidu—and Microsoft are expanding their self-driving-vehicle partnership to cover data storage, security, and artificial intelligence services for the companies' open-source autonomous vehicle platform, Apollo. Microsoft's Azure cloud-storage service will...

  • BMW Highly Automated Driving prototype

    Google isn't the only tech giant in the autonomous car game any longer as Chinese search engine giant Baidu is hoping to start testing of a self-driving car this year together with BMW. Baidu signed a partnership agreement with the German automaker in 2014 to develop autonomous car technology and now it has announced that it expects to have on the roads a self-driving car prototype by the end of 2015. Baidu is working on a slightly different concept of the self-driving car compared to Google, as it still wants its cars to have a lot of driver involvement, preferring to think of the technology...

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