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Live blog: Highlights from CES Asia

CES Asia, one of the world’s largest trade shows, kicked off in Shanghai on June 13. Over 500 companies from around the world are taking part in the three-day show, generating buzzes in artificial intelligence, autonomous driving, electric vehicles, and more. TechNode team is going to be live blogging from the event to bring the […]

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Baidu, Ford Invest $150M In Detection Tech For Autonomous Cars

As tech giants like Baidu and Google refine the technology to make fully autonomous cars feasible, one important barrier still stands between research and mass production: affordability. On Tuesday, Baidu and Ford announced a $150 million USD joint investment in Velodyne LiDAR, Inc., a Silicon Valley-based company that develops laser-based LiDAR (Light Imaging, Detection, and Ranging) […]

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Baidu Announces New Autonomous Car Team In Silicon Valley

Chinese search engine Baidu Inc. announced on Friday the formation of a team in Silicon Valley focused on R&D for autonomous cars. The team will be part of Baidu’s newly-created Autonomous Driving Unit (ADU). With the announcement, Silicon Valley becomes Baidu’s home turf for both their self-driving car team and Baidu Research’s Silicon Valley AI Lab (SVAIL). Baidu has […]

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China’s Internet Giants Back A Smartphone On Four Wheels

Baidu earned a neat three percent bump in stock prices on Thursday after they recorder higher-than-expected revenues. One project that they’ll be spending the cash on is their driverless car unit, a research and development effort spanning between the U.S. and China. “We believe that the automobile is the next major computing platform,” said CEO Robin Li during […]

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We’re Shortening Development By Two Years: LeAutoLink CTO On LeEco, Aston Martin Super Car [Q&A]

Speculation over the LeEco-backed Aston Martin electric super car has been building since the two companies announced in January their intention to release the vehicle by 2018. While the US has led the development of connected, autonomous and electric vehicles, China is playing a hasty catchup game, backed by the country’s cashed-up tech giants. According to Rao […]

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