Baidu has recently been in news for its Project Apollo and the grand alliance it made with 50 companies for developing self-driving car technology. But the company is now under investigation for violation of rules regarding testing of self driving cars. Robin Li, the CEO of Baidu had conducted a live video chat with participants of the firm’s artificial intelligence conference recently and he was shown on a big screen sitting in the passenger seat of a self-driving car while on Beijing roads.
This had created a flutter on the internet on whether he had flaunted rules regarding the self driving cars, as his hands were not on the steering wheel. Taking the incidence to notice Beijing police has issued a statement that it is not against technology and innovation but violation of rules will not be tolerated. If any irregularity is found the company may face sanctions from the local authorities.