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BMW to cooperate with Baidu on home-to-vehicle connectivity, opens new R&D center in Shanghai

SHANGHAI – BMW China and Baidu signed an agreement on home-to-vehicle cooperation between BMW Connected and Baidu Internet of Vehicles at CES Asia 2018, which will further expand the application of BMW Connected – from vehicles and mobile devices into the digital lives of customers. This service enables customers to access

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Baidu and Great Wall reach strategic cooperation in autonomous driving and intelligent connection

BOAO, Hainan – Baidu and Great Wall Motor Co., Ltd. (Great Wall) officially signed a strategic cooperation MOU on April 9 at the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2018 to cooperate in four fields including autonomous driving, intelligent connection, sharing mobility and big data. The two will work together

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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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DFM releases Dongfeng Brand Strategy, aims top 10 in global sales in 2025

BEIJING – Dongfeng Motor Corp. (DFM) announced its Dongfeng Brand Strategy here on April 23 and unveiled its new technology development, the Dongfeng Fengshen WindLink3.0 system, and a concept sports car the eπ, at the event. “This brand strategy, a fruit of over two years’ effort in drafting, research

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ZF CEO Scheider: China a strong growth market and ZF plans to strengthen all tech components

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany – China is a strong growth market for ZF and the German tier-1 supplier wants to strengthen its position with all of its technology components, according to Wolf-Henning Scheider. As CEO of ZF since February 1, Scheider made the comments at ZF’s annual press conference here on March 22

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Baidu and Sokon team up to begin volume production of L3 autonomous vehicles by 2020

CHONGQING – Baidu and Chongqing Sokon Industry Group Corp. signed a strategic collaboration framework agreement here on April 2 in the fields of autonomous driving, Internet of vehicle (IOV), cloud services and others. In the area of autonomous driving, the two partners aim to begin volume production of Level 3 autonomous

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The autonomous driving “China speed”

In earlier January, I traveled with ZF to CES 2018 in Las Vegas and 2018 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. As different as they were – one showcased advanced technologies or technology concepts and the other showcased, well, simply new concepts and cars – the two events gave me

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