Robin Li said at the conference that internet-based strategy is outdated.
Daimler deepens ties with China’s Baidu on automated driving – TechCrunch
What happened: Baidu and Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, have signed a MoU to deepen their partnership in automated driving and vehicle connectivity services. Under the newly signed agreement, the Daimler will collaborate with specifically with Baidu’s open-source autonomous driving platform, Apollo. The German automaker said it will integrate Baidu’s connectivity services into the Mercedes-Benz’s new in-car infotainment system.
Why it’s important: Chinese internet giant Baidu has evolved into a major player in autonomous driving technology since the launch of the Apollo platform last year. Up until now, the Apollo platform has formed partnerships with 119 companies worldwide. Daimler has been making inroads into China’s self-driving scene. The automaker was granted a license to test self-driving vehicles on public roads in Beijing earlier this month, becoming the first non-Chinese automaker to earn such a license.
Baidu and Ford Motor (China) on June 27 confirmed cooperation intention in frontier mobility fields including AI, connectivity, and digital marketing by signing a formal Letter of Intent (LOI). The cooperation is likely to utilize Ford Motor’s existing industrial advantages, manufacturing assets, and extensive professional networks to support Baidu’s ambition in autonomous driving and related […]
Baidu and other autonomous driving technology developers testing vehicles on public roads in California have had to release more details as to why their cars “disengaged” from autonomous control. A disengagement is when the human driver testing the car has to take over from the automated system or when the system itself simply fails. The consumer […]
Beijing city authorities gave Baidu the first batch of licenses to conduct open road test for driverless vehicles. Chinese tech giant Baidu has been making efforts in developing AI technology and is the only company to obtain five temporary plates for road tests in Beijing. Baidu will be testing its Apollo autonomous driving technology in […]
Wang Jing, founder and CEO of JingChi, has left his position in the company. JingChi defines itself as a mobility company powered by artificial intelligence. The company is currently being sued by Baidu for RMB 50 million over claims of autonomous driving trade secret theft. Baidu claims that Wang is using Baidu’s self-driving commercial secrets to compete against […]
Just days after founder and CEO Wang Jing stepped down, Chinese self-driving startup JingChi (景驰科技) joins Baidu’s Apollo as an official partner, 36kr.com is reporting (in Chinese). Wang Jin, the former senior vice-president of Baidu’s autonomous driving unit, left Baidu in March 2017 to found JingChi. Last December, the Chinese search engine giant filed an RMB […]
Chinese tech giant Baidu announced signing strategic cooperation agreements with two of China’s leading automotive companies, BAIC Group and Xiamen King Long United Automotive Industry Co., Ltd. (“King Long”). Baidu and BAIC Group, one of the largest automakers in China, will mass-produce vehicles with Level 3 autonomous features around 2019 and fully autonomous Level 4 cars […]
Baidu’s self-driving vehicle platform Apollo, known as the “Android of the auto industry” for its open source code has gotten its first update. The platform— designed to speed up speeding up self-driving development and boost cooperation between automotive and internet companies—was announced in July at Baidu’s inaugural AI Developers Conference in Beijing where TechNode got […]