Baidu’s driverless car to be ready in 2015

Chinese web giant announces it will launch its self-driving vehicle in second half of the year

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Google’s Chinese counterpart Baidu is set to launch a driverless car in 2015, Chinese media reported on Tuesday.

According to a report on the Chinese language tech site TechWeb, the announcement was made by Baidu’s Senior Vice President Wang Jin at the China Cloud Computing Services Summit.

Although he didn’t name the company, Jin told that they would work with a car manufacturer.

Baidu has already been working with German automaker BMW to develop a semi-autonomous car.

The Chinese search giant also recently teamed up with Uber to buy Nokia’s HERE map division.

Last month, Google announced that its prototype driverless cars will be tested on public roads in the US.

TRTWorld and agencies