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.
Baidu topping the list is the first time in the report’s history that a Chinese company unseated Waymo, an industry leader, for the top spot.
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 […]
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.
Regulators will allow driverless vehicle tests along 135 kilometers of the city’s public roads.
Automakers are reluctant to share data with internet companies.
The move signals the beginning of large-scale AV tests on public roads.
Guangzhou and Changsha are the first cities in China to allow companies to apply for passenger transport using driverless vehicles.