Chinese search giant Baidu making competitor of Google driverless cars

Baidu, the popular Chinese language search engine provider has revealed that it is working on a similar project to Google driverless car.  According to an interview published in The Next Web Kai Yu, Baidu’s deputy director of its Institute of Deep Learning,  has said that though Baidu is making a ‘smart’car, it is not aiming at a completely driverless car.

Kai Yu explains this as “This is actually an intelligent assistant collecting data from road situations and then operating locally… We don’t call this a driverless car. I think a car should be helping people, not replacing people, so we call this a highly autonomous car.”