The restructuring is the search giant’s latest move to ramp up business amid challenges from emerging domestic rivals.
Chinese self-driving companies are in search of driving data, a critical component to commercialize the industry.
Automakers are reluctant to share data with internet companies.
Baidu CEO Robin Li said in 2017 that the company would seek to spin off its self-driving unit when it is mature enough.
The move signals the beginning of large-scale AV tests on public roads.
Changsha and Guangzhou are the two major Chinese cities aiming to rise above the rest in the country’s AV race.
The nearly 150-page document covers 12 areas including cybersecurity, driver-vehicle handovers, data recording, and component failures.
Udelv’s latest delivery van was developed using Baidu’s open-source software.
The Chinese search engine giant seeks to increase its self-driving advantages in the country’s EV consumption boom.