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Baidu receives Chongqing’s first autonomous vehicle testing permit, gains 100th Apollo partner

CHONGQING – Baidu became one of the first companies to receive permits for the testing of autonomous vehicles on designated open roads in Chongqing on April 18, through passing Chongqing’s related departments’ autonomous driving ability assessment based on tests in enclosed environments and expert reviews. Previously, Chongqing launched the Regulations

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Mobileye and NavInfo to bring REM localization to China

LAS VEGAS – Mobileye, an Intel company and global leader in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving technologies, and NavInfo, the leading autonomous driving solution provider in China with core businesses in HAD mapping and high accuracy positioning, announced on January 8 a collaboration intended to build and

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IHS Markit: China autonomous vehicle sales to reach 14.5 million units in 2040, nearly half of 33 million expected globally

SOUTHFIELD, Michigan – Buoyed by mobility services and pending regulations on autonomous vehicle testing and deployment, China is expected to sell 14.5 million autonomous vehicles in 2040, accounting for nearly half of the more than 33 million autonomous vehicles expected to be sold globally that year, according to the latest

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Apollo lands in Xiong’an: Baidu tests its autonomous vehicle fleet south of Beijing

XIONG’AN, Hebei – Baidu’s Apollo autonomous vehicle fleet “landed” here on December 20 and made a series of test runs over a stretch of roads about 4-km long. The Apollo Board also had its first meeting there on the same day. The Apollo Board consists of Baidu and nine other

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WAVE 2017: China to speed up development of ICVs

SHANGHAI – China will speed up development of intelligent connected vehicles (ICVs), according to Xin Guobin, vice minister of Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). Xin made the comments in a speech at the 2017 World Autonomous Vehicle Ecosystem (WAVE) Conference held in Shanghai on November 6-7, pointing out

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Technology for autonomous cars ready by 2019-20

CHONGQING – Chinese OEMs are tightening their belts to acquire the requisite technology to meet the government’s push for electric vehicles. The time for autonomous vehicles is still away by another decade. The major OEMs are investing heavily into technology by acquisitions or opening R&D centers overseas and hiring huge

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