Posted inNews

Founder of autonomous car startup JingChi steps down amid Baidu suit

Wang Jing, founder and CEO of JingChi, has left his position in the company. JingChi defines itself as a mobility company powered by artificial intelligence. The company is currently being sued by Baidu for RMB 50 million over claims of autonomous driving trade secret theft. Baidu claims that Wang is using Baidu’s self-driving commercial secrets to compete against […]

Posted inNews

JingChi announces partnership with Baidu’s Apollo days after founder’s departure

Just days after founder and CEO Wang Jing stepped down, Chinese self-driving startup JingChi (景驰科技) joins Baidu’s Apollo as an official partner, 36kr.com is reporting (in Chinese). Wang Jin, the former senior vice-president of Baidu’s autonomous driving unit, left Baidu in March 2017 to found JingChi. Last December, the Chinese search engine giant filed an RMB […]

Posted inNews

Baidu signs strategic partnership agreements to accelerate autonomous driving

Chinese tech giant Baidu announced signing strategic cooperation agreements with two of China’s leading automotive companies, BAIC Group and Xiamen King Long United Automotive Industry Co., Ltd. (“King Long”). Baidu and BAIC Group, one of the largest automakers in China, will mass-produce vehicles with Level 3 autonomous features around 2019 and fully autonomous Level 4 cars […]

Posted inNews

Baidu announces RMB 10 billion yuan fund for autonomous driving and launches Apollo 1.5

Baidu’s self-driving vehicle platform Apollo, known as the “Android of the auto industry” for its open source code has gotten its first update. The platform— designed to speed up speeding up self-driving development and boost cooperation between automotive and internet companies—was announced in July at Baidu’s inaugural AI Developers Conference in Beijing where TechNode got […]

Posted inNews

Baidu launches open platform Project Apollo to speed up self-driving car development

Chinese search giant Baidu announced Tuesday an open autonomous driving platform dubbed “Project Apollo” in an attempt to build a more collaborative ecosystem in the self-driving industry. Named after the lunar landing program, the new platform encompasses hardware and software and aims to speed up self-driving car development and create cooperation between automotive and autonomous […]