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Baidu joins BAIC for driverless cars

By Bloomberg ( China Daily ) Updated: 2017-01-10 07:49:18

Baidu Inc and Beijing Automotive Group Co's collaboration on telematics and autonomous driving is almost ready for its coming-out moment, as industry and government join hands to push for self-driving vehicles in China.

A BAIC-built model equipped with Baidu technology will debut in April at the Shanghai auto show, BAIC Chairman Xu Heyi said at the CES 2017 trade show in Las Vegas. The two companies also plan to conduct road testing of a car that will be autonomous in limited environments by the end of this year.

Home to the world's biggest auto market, China has set a goal for 10 to 20 percent of vehicles to be highly autonomous by 2025, and for 10 percent of cars to be fully self-driving in 2030.

Baidu joins BAIC for driverless cars

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