Baidu to buy xPerception, aims boosting its driverless car efforts

14 April, 2017

Baidu Inc, the Chinese Google, has decided to buy xPerception, a U.S. company. It is being seen as a significant step in producing driverless cars as xPerception has been involved in developing visual perception software and hardware.

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xPerception was started by two engineers from who worked earlier with U.S. augmented reality startup Magic Leap. It is being said that the company will house xPerception in its California-based research unit.

Lately, Baidu has been making efforts in the direction of driverless cars, virtual reality and developing Artificial intelligence and it aims to pose a serious challenge to Google.

 xPerception’s visual perception camera which has features like tracking technology, three-dimensional obstacle detection and object recognition will help Baidu greatly in its efforts to develop autonomous cars.

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