BAIDU IS SETTING AUTONOMOUS CAR TEAM IN SILICON VALLEY

BAIDU IS SETTING AUTONOMOUS CAR TEAM IN SILICON VALLEY

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BAIDU IS SETTING AUTONOMOUS CAR TEAM IN SILICON VALLEY

– Baidu, the Chinese search giant has formed a team committed to its autonomous driving car efforts in Silicon Valley.

– The team is dedicated to growing more than 100 researchers and engineers by the end of 2016.

– The company is also looking to make hires from the automotive industry.

BAIDU IS SETTING AUTONOMOUS CAR TEAM IN SILICON VALLEY

Baidu, the Chinese search giant has formed a team committed to its autonomous driving car efforts in Silicon Valley, taking its autonomous car goals to Google’s home turf. Baidu announced the team in a press release today.

BAIDU IS SETTING AUTONOMOUS CAR TEAM IN SILICON VALLEY
Baidu’s Self-driving Car

The team is dedicated to growing more than 100 researchers and engineers by the end of 2016. It is a major investment for the company, and shows how serious Baidu is about autonomous cars.

The team will be part of Baidu’s Autonomous Driving Unit and will be called ADU-US. The team’s work will cover everything from planning, perception, control, and systems. The company is also looking to make hires from the automotive industry.

Baidu had planned to make incremental progress with its self-driving cars, starting with small “autonomy-enabled” regions and progressing from there. Its cars will be distinctly identifiable, much like Google’s current self-driving fleet.

The general manager of Baidu’s Autonomous Driving Unit, Jing Wang said, “Baidu’s Silicon Valley car team will play a significant role in building the car of the future. Baidu is fully committed to making self-driving cars a reality.”

BAIDU IS SETTING AUTONOMOUS CAR TEAM IN SILICON VALLEY

A steady trickle of news about Baidu’s self-driving car efforts have been coming for the past two years or so, including reports of partnerships with BMW and Samsung. Previous reports have claimed Baidu is looking to develop a marketable worthwhile car by 2018.

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BAIDU IS SETTING AUTONOMOUS CAR TEAM IN SILICON VALLEY