A New Player Is Entering The Driverless Car Race

Baidu is reportedly ramping up efforts to develop its own autonomous vehicle in a bid to compete with other tech giants. The online search company is talking to city authorities in China, and has designs on launching autonomous cars in 10 Chinese cities within three years, reported Bloomberg. The company also plans to test out their vehicles with a small group of drivers this year in a closed environment, said Wang Jing, senior vice president overseeing Baidu’s driverless vehicle project.
The software uses different technologies, such as object recognition and 3D road mapping, to improve the performance of its driverless vehicle.