Bosch in Self-driving Tie-up with China’s Baidu, AutoNavi

Germany’s Robert Bosch will collaborate with Chinese internet giant Baidu Inc and domestic mapping firms AutoNavi and NavInfo Co Ltd on automated driving projects, the engineer said in a statement on Wednesday. The deal marks a push by the firm in China’s autonomous vehicle market and follows a self-driving tie-up it made with Daimler AG’s (DAIGn.DE) Mercedes aimed at accelerating the production of “robo-taxis” last month. China issued a self-driving “roadmap” late last year, with the aim of having highly or fully autonomous vehicles on sale in the world’s biggest auto market by as early as 2021.