XPeng Motor released its first mass-produced model, the G3, at CES on January 9. The G3 is scheduled to go on sale in the spring of 2018, at which time the company will announce specific configurations and prices.
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.
Competition in the field of driverless cars is intense, and Baidu is suing its former senior executive.