Competition in the field of driverless cars is intense, and Baidu
On the morning of December 22, Baidu
Wang served as Baidu
In April 2017, Wang officially resigned from Baidu
“What I regret most is that we started our business too late. The automatic driving industry has great potential for various companies,” Wang said in am interview on October 29 at the Forum for Future.
Wang’s departure coincided with the appointment of Lu Qi as Baidu
Jingchi was sued for poaching employees from CAR Inc. On April 19, CAR Inc. sent letters to four former employees in Silicon Valley Laboratory who resigned for “abnormal reasons.” CAR Inc. said it had evidence those employees infringed on its trade secrets and intellectual property rights before and after their resignation. The four people were accused of taking part in the creation of Jingchi when they worked at CAR Inc. and joining the company after their resignation
Wang said Jingchi has developed technology faster than other companies. One month after its establishment, Jingchi completed its second test on an enclosed road. Two months later, Jingchi got the California test license. At the same time, automatic driving cars developed by Jingchi were able to drive on the open road in Silicon Valley. Six months later, Jingchi could already run well on complex road conditions in Silicon Valley.
According to the plan, Jingchi will mass produce automatic driving cars in June 2020, and will deploy the cars in as many as three cities in China at the end of 2017 or earlier next year. Jingchi signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Anqing municipal government in Anhui province.