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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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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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Ford’s new £¤680 million NTC to speed up development of next gen vehicles for China

NANJING – Ford Motor Co. opened its ¥680 million Nanjing Test Center (NTC) and a new MakerSpace creative hub on November 24, reinforcing its commitment to product development and innovation in China. Part of Ford’s ¥1.3 billion investment to further innovation at its 2,000-employee Research and Engineering Center in Nanjing,

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Weichai Power opens innovation center in Aschaffenburg and signs design consultancy LOI with AVL

ASCHAFFENBURG, Germany – Weichai Power opened a science and technology innovation center in Aschaffenburg, Germany on November 20 and signed a design consultancy letter of interest (LOI) with AVL to jointly build a future technology innovation center at Weichai. Tan Xuguang, chairman of Weichai Power, mentioned that Weichai Power invested

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Henniges Automotive to open new facilities in Beijing

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan – Henniges Automotive Holdings, Inc., a leading supplier of highly engineered sealing and anti-vibration systems for the global automotive market, announced on August 19 that it would open a new technical and tooling center in Beijing. The Beijing technical and tooling facility to be equipped with multiple

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