For Self-Driving cars Baidu is going to collaborate with Geely, Toyota on AI

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Top search engine operator of China called Baidu Inc has joined hands with Zhejiang Geely Holding Group as well as with Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp to cooperate on areas related to artificial intelligence (AI) amid a push for self-driving cars in Industry. Under this collaboration, Geely and Toyota have joined Apollo, an autonomous driving system by Baidu.

Company will provide Apollo Minibus, a software product for autonomous bus vehicles, to Toyota’s e-Palette vehicles in the future as well as Baidu will work with the automaker to explore more uses of autonomous driving technologies, said Li Zhenyu, vice president of Baidu who is in charge of its intelligent driving unit. With Geely, the company will collaborate in AI applications such as intelligent connectivity as well as smart mobility,

Company’s CEO Robin Li and Geely Chairman Li Shufu stated at Baidu Create 2019, a yearly gathering where the company shows its advances in AI. Global automakers, large technology companies as well as start-ups are all engaged in self-driving efforts, but experts say it will be years before systems are ready to be rolled out.

China is a world leader in the auto market, is at the forefront of this push for automation. They are keen to have their own players to compete with global leaders such as Tesla and Waymo,

The self-driving arm of Google parent Alphabet. Chinese cities, including Beijing and Shanghai, have previously announced local guidelines for self-driving tests.

Robin Parry
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Robin graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a masters in Economics but then his life took a 360 degree turn when after working for 5 years in finance his friend invited him to partner with him in a tech startup. Though he had always wanted to be his own boss, he was scared but decided to take the risk. Robin and his partner are now running a successful business and his life couldn't be better. He is a proud husband and father of two teenagers, and one adorable pitbull named Terry.

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