Baidu To Test Self-Driving Cars In The United States

The Chinese search engine giant wants to also increase the flow of communication between itself and the U.S. government to ensure its autonomous vehicles can flourish.(Photo : Baidu) Google, Tesla, Ford, General Motors and every other company developing autonomous vehicles should watch out — Baidu is mashing the dash and accelerating its plans to do the same. What’s more significant is the Chinese search engine company is doing it in their backyard of the United States. Baidu’s chief scientist Andrew Ng told the Wall Street Journal earlier this week that the company will soon begin testing its self-driving cars in the states, vying to have a model ready to impact roads by 2018. That year is the same target that Tesla has set, too, while it’s two years ahead of…


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