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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 […]