Baidu announced today at its annual flagship technology conference, Baidu World, the volume production plans of China’s first Level 4 (L4) Hongqi autonomous vehicles, in collaboration with automobile manufacturers, as well as its smart transportation solutions.
Baidu and Changsha, capital city of Hunan province, teamed up to build “an innovation model city of self-driving and cooperative vehicle-infrastructure” on Oct. 29.
On August 27 at the launching ceremony of GWM WEY VV6, tech giant Baidu and Chinese automaker Great Wall Motors (GWM) announced the intention to deepen research and development (R&D) in high-definition maps and autonomous cars on Baidu’s open platform Apollo.
Lu Qi, AI expert and former Chief Operating Officer of Baidu Inc., was named founder and Chief Executive Officer of Y Combinator China, signaling the Silicon Valley incubator’s ambition to expand its global operations.
Baidu released on August 1 its unaudited financial report for the second quarter of the 2018 fiscal year. Baidu’s total revenue grew 32 percent to reach 26 billion yuan ($60 billion), while its net profit grew 45 percent to reach 6.4 billion yuan.
The second annual Baidu AI Developers Conference, officially known as Baidu Create 2018, opened in Beijing today. Baidu unveiled China’s first cloud-to-edge AI chip, Kunlun, and many other upgraded versions of Baidu’s AI products this morning on the first day of this two-day event.
During CES Asia 2018, Baidu Apollo showcased its progress in self-driving, Internet of Vehicles (IoV) and automobile safety. Baidu’s autonomous driving platform has initiated collaborations with renowned automobile companies such as BMW and Hyundai Motors, and has also formed a partnership with EV startup Byton for DuerOS.
On March 22, the Beijing Municipal Government issued its first batch of temporary license plates for autonomous vehicles to Baidu after completing series of procedures such as the closed field test, autonomous driving capacity assessment and expert reviews.
The Chinese New Year’s Eve Gala was surprising as Chinese AI made an spectacular debut for 40 seconds.
How does Robin Li view the past year? Baidu’s founder, chairman and CEO gave a detailed answer at the Geek Park Innovation Conference 2018.
Wang Jingao, head of Apollo research and development, announced at the Baidu World Conference in Las Vegas today that Apollo 2.0 is officially open.
The Baidu Research and Development Center in Sunnyvale, California opened two months ago. It is Baidu’s third research center in the US and Baidu’s second office in Silicon Valley. Unlike the first two centers, this one is focused on its most competitive area of research: autonomous driving in the AI field.