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Baidu Joins Forces with Softbank’s SB Drive, King Long to Bring Apollo-Powered Autonomous Buses to Japan

By : CIOL Bureau

Baidu, Inc., SB Drive, a subsidiary of Softbank dedicated to self-driving technology research, and King Long, a leading commercial vehicle manufacturer in China, today announced a strategic partnership to jointly develop and deploy a version of the Apolong self-driving mini

Baidu gets permit to test autonomous cars in Beijing

By : CIOL Writers

Chinese search giant Baidu has received approval to test autonomous cars in Beijing, according to a Reuters report. The approval comes just days after a fatal crash involving an Uber self-driving car in Arizona, which caused many companies to suspend

Baidu launches smart speakers with its own Duer personal assistant

By : CIOL Writers

Baidu unveiled three new smart speakers at CES’18, all with very different core functions: there’s a lamp, a ceiling-mounted projector, and a screen that’s a lot like an Echo Show. Interestingly, none of the device is powered by Alexa or Google-Assistant. The

Baidu launches its self-driving platform Apollo 2.0

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Chinese search giant Baidu unveiled the version 2.0 of its autonomous driving platform called the Apollo 2.0 at the CES’18. The Apollo 1.0 version was conceived as an open source framework that developers could use to push its self-driving technology

BlackBerry and Baidu team up on self driving car tech

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Chinese internet search firm Baidu has teamed up with BlackBerry to work on self-driving car tech jointly. Both the companies will collaborate to accelerate the deployment of connected and autonomous vehicle technology. The deal concentrates on developing autonomous-driving technology with BlackBerry’s

Baidu’s new service tells whether a website is blocked in China or not

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Chinese web services company, Baidu has launched a new service which diagnoses your website and tells if it is blocked or not in China, as reported by Nikkei Asian Review. The new service is aimed at Japanese business interested in

Baidu announces $1.5B fund for self-driving car startups

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Chinese search engine giant Baidu has announced a $1.5 billion fund, named the Apollo Fund, to back autonomous driving tech startups. The plan is to invest in over 100 projects as Baidu seeks to enhance the self-driving car tech it started working on in

Baidu partners with Paypal to tap China’s payments market

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According to a Reuters report, China’s Baidu has entered into a partnership with PayPal to tap the overseas merchants as Chinese tech companies ramp up the fight for overseas payment partnerships. Baidu’s payment platform, Baidu Wallet, will be accepted by roughly 17

Baidu partners with Bosch and Continental on self-driving tech

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Chinese Internet major Baidu has announced two new partnerships with German auto suppliers Robert Bosch and Continental AG to co-develop self-driving tech and smart mobility services. The new partnerships come after BMW ended a two-year stint of collaboration with Baidu on self-driving cars in

Baidu opens up its autonomous driving platform with project ‘Apollo’

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Chinese tech giant Baidu has announced project Apollo that will provide an open, and reliable software platform for its partners in the automotive industry to build self-driving vehicles faster. The platform encompasses both hardware and software, providing partners with the

BMW and Baidu have reportedly called off their autonomous car partnership

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BMW and Chinese search giant Baidu are reportedly ending their two years old partnership on self-driving cars. Though Chinese tech major Baidu announced last week that it had begun testing self-driving vehicles in Wuzhen but looks like its tie-up with

Baidu sets up 20 billion yuan investment fund

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Chinese leading search engine Baidu Inc. has set up a 20 billion yuan ($3 billion) investment fund to focus on mid and late-stage technology deals in amounts of $50 million to $100 million. Called Baidu Capital, the fund will have

Nvidia and Baidu partner to build an autonomous driving platform

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Nvidia has partnered with Chinese tech giant Baidu to work together on building a comprehensive autonomous driving platform. Announcing the partnership at Baidu’s annual Baidu World conference, Nvidia co-founder and CEO Jen-Hsun Huan said, “We’re going to bring together the

Baidu integrates Qlik’s visual analytics into its cloud offerings

BANGALORE, INDIA: Chinese search engine major, Baidu is using Qlik Sense to improve its cloud services platform and provide an enhanced data analytics experience to its customers. Qlik Sense will be integrated into Baidu Palo to enable self-serving visualization analytics

ARM chooses a Chinese Co to license its architecture

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The leader in microprocessor Intellectual Property ARM has licensed the ARMv8-A architecture to Huaxintong Semiconductor Technology, a joint venture between China’s Guizhou province and a subsidiary of Qualcomm. The Chinese company will make ARM-based chipsets for servers in data centers,

Amazon tops MIT’s 50 smartest companies list; Apple’s nowhere

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After going through MIT’s global ranking for 50 smartest companies of 2016, with Amazon topping the charts, my first question was- where is Apple? And then I tried to recall if I missed Xiaomi’s ranking and to my double surprise,

China and the future of internet of vehicles

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Internet-connected cars that can entertain passengers, coordinate with other vehicles, navigate themselves and, eventually, drive autonomously are on their way to enter real space and the world thanks to platforms like Apple’s CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto. And there are

Lenovo launches $500 million startup fund

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World’s largest PC maker, Lenovo Group will be investing $500 million in start-ups after it announced the launch of its Lenovo Capital and Incubator Group (LCIG) on Wednesday. LCIG will invest in core technology and Internet related areas with focus