Big auto and big tech announced EVs at Auto Shanghai 2021, putting pressure on young EV upstarts.
Baidu has officially expanded its autonomous early rider program to citizens in the central Chinese city of Changsha as rivals accelerate their plans to carry passengers for dominance in the self-driving arena. Why it matters: Baidu is doing more road tests in a bid to win more favor from Chinese local governments. Beijing has called […]
Beijing regulators released the second annual report about self-driving car pilot programs, disclosing disengagements logged during tests.
We took a test drive in Baidu’s robotaxi just as the company ranked highest for disengagements. Where are Baidu’s self-driving cars headed in 2020?
China’s biggest internet search company Baidu has won a bid to build public road infrastructure for self-driving cars in southwestern Chongqing municipality, a deal worth $7.5 million. Why it matters: Baidu is expanding from developing autonomous vehicle technology to offering cloud-based transport infrastructure for car connectivity amid rising 5G adoption in China. China in 2011 […]
Chinese self-driving companies are in search of driving data, a critical component to commercialize the industry.
Regulators will allow driverless vehicle tests along 135 kilometers of the city’s public roads.
Automakers are reluctant to share data with internet companies.
Guangzhou and Changsha are the first cities in China to allow companies to apply for passenger transport using driverless vehicles.
Baidu CEO Robin Li said in 2017 that the company would seek to spin off its self-driving unit when it is mature enough.