Baidu Forms Silicon Valley Team For Self-Driving Car Project

Baidu launched a Silicon Valley office to house its Autonomous Driving Unit. The company revealed it aims to hire at least 100 researchers and engineers for the site.(Photo : South Bay Construction) On March 15, Baidu’s Chief Scientist Andrew Ng revealed that China’s leading search engine company is looking into expanding its autonomous car business — just like Google — and that it has set its sights on testing its self-driving car in the United States. True to its word, the Chinese company announced on April 22 that it has already formed a self-driving car research, development and testing team, launching its R&D Center in Silicon Valley, very close to Google’s office. “Baidu is fully committed to making self-driving cars a reality […] Baidu’s Silicon Valley car team will play a…


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