China’s Google Is Building a Driverless ‘Smartbike’

Google wants self-driving cars. Amazon’s after delivery drones. Baidu wants to automate bikes.
After a flurry of speculation, the Chinese tech giant has confirmed it’s gunning for driverless electronic bikes. Baidu is China’s largest web services company—in the region, it commands upwards of 73 percent of the search market—and it has apparently pursued a “secret plan” to debut a prototype of a self-driving electric bicycle by the end of the year.