Qihoo 360, a Chinese tech company best known for its anti-malware software, is turning over a new leaf in product development.

Following the lead of other Chinese tech giants, Qihoo 360 launched its own AI research institute and is looking at developing smart driving applications.

“We have a very clear and long term target,” Shuicheng Yan, the Chief Scientist at Qihoo 360’s AI research institute, told TechNode. “Definitely it’s for smart driving. […] From product’s perspective, I consider smart driving as a major focus on the whole research institute.”

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Eva Xiao is a tech reporter based in Shanghai. Contact her at eva.xiao@technode.com or evawxiao (wechat & twitter).