China’s ride-hailing industry has been facing turbulent times but it’s not just about overcoming Didi.
Footage revealed on Wednesday by Chinese state media revealed what may be the earliest ever fatality in a Tesla car using the autopilot function. A dashcam video recorded the Model S slamming full speed into the back of a road sweeping vehicle on an expressway 450 kilometers south of Beijing. The collision occurred on January 20th this year, […]
Baidu is hoping to take its autonomous car project to the next level through a partnership with high performance chip maker Nvidia. Baidu CEO Robin Li and Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang spoke together on stage at a Baidu event in Beijing last week. According to a blog post by NVIDIA, Baidu will contribute their cloud platform and […]
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) […]
Just two months after Baidu announced the launch of a autonomous driving zone in China’s Anhui province, the search giant is now planning to test their cars on tourists in one of the country’s most popular travel destinations, according to state media. Baidu is reportedly developing a deal with Wuzhen tourism Co., a travel agency in Wuzhen, which is […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]