July 15, BMW China announced that it has reached a cooperation agreement with a local mapping provider NavInfo to develop high-precision maps for autonomous driving.
Baidu launched Apollo Lite, a vision-based autonomous driving solution that leverages multiple cameras to achieve Level 4 (L4) autonomous driving. The new solution accelerates the development of fully autonomous vehicles that will enhance the mobility experience and create opportunities for businesses across markets.
Chinese Internet giant Baidu topped industry peers by a landslide in autonomous driving technology by having the most number of test license plates and vehicles, and the longest overall distance driven.
On Jan. 21st, the Chinese autonomous driving company Roadstar.ai announced the dismissal of one of its co-founders Zhou Guang. All relevant labor contracts have been terminated accordingly.