Baidu driverless car
Baidu Driverless car

Baidu which is the largest search company in China, is focusing its resources on developing high definition maps which will become obligatory for autonomous cars to ride safely.  Baidu, who is a recent entrant in the driverless cars sector is in talks with Apollo for developing an open source approach and also has partnerships with over 90 companies including Ford and Nvidia. However, the Chief Operating Officer Qi Lu, believes that the HD maps will be a much bigger business as compared to Baidu’s current search business as of today and aims to sell these HD maps to customers like car manufacturers.

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