Baidu, China’s largest search engine, said last week that it’s opening up its self-driving technology to drive the development of the budding industry. At the Shanghai Auto Show, according to the Financial Times, the company said the project would provide an “open, complete and reliable software platform for its…
So it looks like the driverless car war might have expanded overseas: China’s top search engine, Baidu, is claiming that a gang of “hackers for hire” attempted to steal its autonomous technology, according to Bloomberg. Look out, Uber and Waymo!
China’s top search engine Baidu already has driverless car prototypes out on the road. Now they’ve announced plans to have them in mass production in five years. That might not even be the most ambitious part, either.
If you want to put your autonomous technology through the ringer, China is the obvious choice (India comes in a close second). That's where BMW is headed, teaming up with China's largest search engine – Baidu – to test its self-driving tech in Beijing and Shanghai.
Baidu, the Chinese equivalent of Google, has confirmed that it's working on an autonomous vehicle, although it's stuck in the lab and might make it onto road this year. Maybe.