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NXP Semiconductors in talks with Baidu on a partnership to promote self-driving technology

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NXP Semiconductors is in talks with Baidu on a partnership to promote self-driving technology, according to a report by ChinaDaily. The automotive market in China is expanding rapidly and has surpassed the US market to become the largest. The technological advancements in the country have given a boost to the electric …

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Baidu releases second generation of its open-source autonomous driving platform, Apollo 1.5

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Baidu has released second generation of its open-source autonomous driving platform Apollo 1.5. Building on Apollo 1.0, Apollo 1.5 opens up five additional core capabilities which include obstacle perception, planning, cloud simulation, High-Definition (HD) maps and End-to-End deep learning, providing more comprehensive solutions to developers and ecosystem partners to accelerate the …

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China: Tencent and Guangzhou Automobile to collaborate on internet-connected cars

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Chinese automotive industry is moving briskly towards connected cars. Recently China’s Tencent Holdings and Guangzhou Automobile Group Company entered into an agreement to collaborate on internet-connected cars, according to a report by Reuters. Under the agreement, both the companies will work together to develop internet-connected cars and artificial intelligence-aided driving. …

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Ford looking to set up a JV with Chinese firm Anhui Zotye Automobile for producing EVs

According to some reports, Ford Motor is looking to set up a joint venture with Chinese firm Anhui Zotye Automobile Co. The JV would build electric passenger vehicles in China under a new brand. China is aggressively pushing plug-in vehicles and has poured in tens of billions in investment, research …

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Toyota may begin mass manufacturing of electric vehicles in China

According to some media reports, Toyota Motor Corp may begin mass manufacturing of electric vehicles (EVs) in China as early as 2019. Although details of the plan have been unveiled by the company but it is being speculated that the model may be based on the C-HR sport utility vehicle and manufactured for Chinese …

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Baidu under investigation as CEO breaks rules regarding self-driving cars

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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 …

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Daimler, BAIC will jointly invest five billion RMB in electric vehicles in China

Xu Heyi, Vorstandsvorsitzender der BAIC Group (links) und Hubertus Troska, Vorstandsmitglied der Daimler AG (rechts) unterzeichnen Rahmenvereinbarung. Quelle: Bundesregierung / Guido Bergmann  //  Xu Heyi, Chairman of the BAIC Group (left) and Hubertus Troska, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG (right) sign framework agreement. Source: Bundesregierung / Guido Bergman

Daimler and BAIC Motor have agreed to jointly invest five billion RMB for Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) and battery localization at Sino-German joint venture BBAC. In the presence of German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel and Chinese President Xi Jinping, both company partners announced a framework agreement to further deepen cooperation …

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China’s automobile industry forms strategic alliance, to accelerate R&D in the field of intelligent and connected vehicles

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China Daily has reported that China’s automobile industry has formed a strategic alliance, in order to accelerate research and development in the field of intelligent and connected vehicles, while the government frames national guidelines. The alliance is being led by the Society of Automotive Engineers of China and the China …

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Hyundai and Baidu to work together for developing connected cars

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Hyundai Motor will collaborate with Baidu for developing connected cars, as per reports. As China has been emerging as a strategically very important market for the auto industry and all the automakers heading towards it, Hyundai’s deal with China’s internet giant can be seen in this line. To begin with, …

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Baidu enters into partnership with Bosch and Continental AG

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China’s Baidu has entered into two separate partnerships with Bosch and Continental AG to work on self-driving systems and vehicles, smart transportation and the Internet of Vehicles. Strategic agreements were signed during Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s visit to Germany last week. Continental and Bosch both are well-known auto industry suppliers. …

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