Baidu partners with Geely and Toyota in self-driving push
Baidu is joining hands with Zhejiang Geely Holding Group and Toyota Motor Corp. to cooperate on artificial intelligence amid a push for self-driving vehicles.
Baidu will provide Apollo Minibus, a software product for autonomous bus vehicles, to Toyota's e-Palette vehicles in the future, and will work with the automaker to explore more uses of autonomous driving technologies, said Li Zhenyu, vice president of Baidu who is in charge of its intelligent driving unit.
With Geely, Baidu will cooperate in AI applications such as intelligent connectivity and smart mobility,
Chinese cities, including Beijing and Shanghai, have previously announced local guidelines for self-driving tests. Baidu already has approval to test self-driving vehicles on some city streets.