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Baidu partners with leading carmakers to develop autonomous driving

CHINA’S tech giant Baidu announced today that 15 car manufacturers joined its autonomous driving platform to further accelerate the development of autonomous driving in China.

The first batch of 15 partners, including major automobile manufacturers like Chery Automobile, Daimler, FAW Group Corporation, Ford, Changan Automobile Group and Great Wall Motors, joined the platform called Project Apollo.

“Apollo is Baidu’s commitment of autonomous driving in China. We believe that China’s autonomous driving can lead the global industry in three to five years,” said Lu Qi, group president and COO of Baidu, during the Baidu Create 2017, the company’s Artificial Intelligence Developer Conference.

“The project belongs to all participants, which makes up an ecosystem for autonomous driving. Each one of us plays a special role and the combined power is far greater than just our own,” Lu Qi added.

Baidu’s Project Apollo aims to provide a software platform that can be shared by car manufacturers in the partnership. The company also said that it will integrate cloud-based data services into the platform.

“Apollo will serve like the brain of autonomous driving vehicles, and car manufacturers and auto suppliers are like arms and legs.” Lu Qi said.


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