The ‘Google of China’ is making big moves in the driverless car arms race

Baidu’s Jing Wang. Baidu With so many companies developing driverless cars, it can be easy to forget about Baidu. But the Chinese internet giant, often referred to as the “Google of China”, is making big moves to get its autonomous vehicles on the road. Baidu is planning to use its driverless tech for a public, shared shuttle service in 2018. But Baidu could also produce self-driving cars for private use after 2018, said Jing Wang, a senior vice president who heads Baidu’s business unit developing autonomous cars. Tesla is the only other company that has committed to a 2018 timeline, with most others working to get their cars on the road by 2020. But Baidu isn’t only focusing on China. On Thursday, Baidu was issued a license to test its autonomous vehicles in…


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