• The firm will work with an unnamed car manufacturer, according to Baidu's senior vice president Jin Wang. The firm has previously teamed up with BMW to develop semi-autonomous car technology.
  • The head of Baidu's deep learning lab Yu Kai has previously told the press that the firm does not agree with Google's view of a completely autonomous car, looking instead to develop a vehicle that will retain the traditional pedals but give the driver greater freedom.
  • Artificial intelligence is rapidly becoming a key battleground for tech firms, with self-driving cars seen as one of the first practical applications for the technology.

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