Baidu Again Promises Its Driverless Cars Are Coming Soon

Baidu, the Chinese search engine, today repeated the company’s goal of producing a driverless vehicle by 2018, and putting one into mass production by 2020, dates that rank among the most ambitious of dozens of global players. With today’s claims, Baidu CFO Jennifer Li reiterated the timeline the company broadcast this summer. It would match Elon Musk’s timeline for Tesla tsla . “We think the automobile is the next major computing platform,” Li told a Bloomberg conference today in Hong Kong. “We want to have our autonomous vehicle commercialized in three years, and mass production in five years. That’s our goal.” See also: Here’s How Uber Is Plotting Its Entry Into Long-Haul Trucking Li used Baidu’s track record of strong investments in artificial intelligence to support the company’s rapid timeline.…


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