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Waymo is Sharing its Massive Self-Driving Dataset With Researchers

Waymo is Sharing its Massive Self-Driving Dataset With Researchers

Waymo, which spun out of Google’s self-driving car project in 2016, announced that its releasing the ‘Waymo Open Dataset’ for researchers and developers working on autonomous driving and other related mobility projects. Waymo says its dataset is the the largest, richest, and most diverse self-driving dataset ever released for research.

Eric Walz2019-08-21 13:30 PT

Elektrobit to Provide Software to Baidu for its Apollo Automated Parking Project

Elektrobit to Provide Software to Baidu for its Apollo Automated Parking Project

China’s Baidu, Inc. and Elektrobit​ (EB), a global supplier of embedded and connected software products for the automotive industry, today signed a strategic partnership in which EB will provide automotive infrastructure software for the Apollo Computing Unit (ACU), Baidu's advanced in-vehicle computing platform for autonomous driving.

Eric Walz2019-08-07 14:50 PT

Automakers Toyota & Geely Join Baidu’s Open Apollo Autonomous Driving Platform

Automakers Toyota & Geely Join Baidu’s Open Apollo Autonomous Driving Platform

China’s internet search giant Baidu is partnering with Zhejiang Geely Holding Group and Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp on areas related to artificial intelligence (AI) for self-driving cars.

FutureCar Staff 2019-07-08 18:49 PT

Baidu Announces 'Apollo Lite' a Camera-based Autonomous Driving Technology

Baidu Announces 'Apollo Lite' a Camera-based Autonomous Driving Technology

Baidu announced its camera-based Apollo Lite this week. Apollo Lite is a vision-based autonomous driving solution that leverages multiple cameras to achieve Level 4 (L4) autonomous driving.

Eric Walz2019-06-21 09:00 PT

Baidu Denies Planning Spin-off of its Apollo Autonomous Driving Platform

Baidu Denies Planning Spin-off of its Apollo Autonomous Driving Platform

China's Baidu said in a statement Tuesday that rumors about the spin-off of its Apollo open autonomous vehicle development platform are false.

FutureCar Staff 2019-05-22 13:59 PT

Baidu Tops the List for the Most Autonomous Miles Driven in China

Baidu Tops the List for the Most Autonomous Miles Driven in China

Officials in China this week released the first ever autonomous vehicle report called the “Beijing Autonomous Vehicles Road Test Report 2018.” The report offers a look at the progress companies are making in autonomous driving in China, the world’s biggest auto market.

Eric Walz2019-04-05 15:16 PT

Baidu Announces Major Updates to its Apollo Intelligent Driving Platform

Baidu Announces Major Updates to its Apollo Intelligent Driving Platform

Chinese internet search giant and AI company Baidu announced major updates to its Apollo autonomous driving ecosystem during last week’s CES in Las Vegas. Apollo is the world's first open autonomous driving platform designed to accelerate the development of autonomous driving technology.

Eric Walz2019-01-15 14:43 PT

Ford & Baidu to Test Self-Driving Cars in China

Ford & Baidu to Test Self-Driving Cars in China

The Ford Motor Company and China’s Baidu launched a two-year project on Wednesday to test self-driving vehicles on Chinese roads. The move is another partnership between a tech company and established automaker in the race to develop autonomous driving technology.

Eric Walz2018-10-31 10:50 PT

Daimler Deepening its Partnership with Baidu on Autonomous Driving & Vehicle Connectivity

Daimler Deepening its Partnership with Baidu on Autonomous Driving & Vehicle Connectivity

The German automaker and China’s internet search giant Baidu signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to expand their partnership through the open Apollo autonomous driving platform and to integrate Baidu’s vehicle connectivity services into Mercedes-Benz’s latest MBUX infotainment system.

Eric Walz2018-07-25 17:54 PT

BMW Joining Baidu’s Apollo Autonomous Driving Platform

BMW Joining Baidu’s Apollo Autonomous Driving Platform

Chinese internet search giant Baidu and Germany’s BMW Group today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the BMW Group to join Baidu’s Apollo, the company’s open autonomous driving platform, as a board member.

Eric Walz2018-07-10 04:00 PT

Valeo Joins Baidu's Apollo Autonomous Driving Platform

Valeo Joins Baidu's Apollo Autonomous Driving Platform

Valeo today announced Wednesday that it has entered into strategic cooperation with Apollo, the open autonomous driving platform created by Baidu, China’s largest Internet search provider.

Eric Walz2018-07-05 13:47 PT

Honda Joins Baidu’s Apollo Autonomous Driving Platform to Create HD Maps

Honda Joins Baidu’s Apollo Autonomous Driving Platform to Create HD Maps

Japan’s Honda Motor is joining Baudi’s Apollo autonomous driving platform, a global consortium led by Chinese tech giant Baidu aimed at advancing autonomous driving technology, as China races to become the world’s largest market for autonomous vehicles.

Jeremy Carlton2018-06-15 17:51 PT

Baidu & China Mobile Announce Strategic Partnership to Advance Telecommunications for Connected Cars

Baidu & China Mobile Announce Strategic Partnership to Advance Telecommunications for Connected Cars

Baidu, Inc. and China Mobile announced a comprehensive strategic partnership in emerging technology including areas such as artificial intelligence (AI), big data and 5G, leveraging the respective core strengths of each.

Eric Walz2018-06-15 16:27 PT

Baidu Apollo Releases the World’s Largest Dataset for Self-Driving Cars

Baidu Apollo Releases the World’s Largest Dataset for Self-Driving Cars

Baidu has announced the release of ‘Apollo Scape’, billed as the world’s largest open-source dataset for autonomous driving technology. The dataset is part of Baidu’s open autonomous driving platform Apollo.

Eric Walz2018-03-14 17:17 PT

After JingChi CEO Steps Down, the Company Joins Baidu’s Apollo Autonomous Driving Platform

After JingChi CEO Steps Down, the Company Joins Baidu’s Apollo Autonomous Driving Platform

Days after founder and CEO Wang Jing stepped down from his role at autonomous driving startup JingChi, the two companies have seemed to have settled their differences. JingChi announced that it has joined Baidu’s Apollo autonomous driving platform as an official partner.

Eric Walz2018-03-13 14:44 PT

Baidu Says AI is Changing the World, Updates its Apollo Autonomous Driving Platform

Baidu Says AI is Changing the World, Updates its Apollo Autonomous Driving Platform

China’s internet search giant Baidu shared updates about is progress in autonomous driving today at CES in Las Vegas. Among the announcements was that Baidu’s open Apollo platform is poised to transform autonomous driving, and Baidu is releasing version 2.0 its autonomous driving platform.

Eric Walz2018-01-08 18:05 PT

NVIDIA, ZF and Baidu Launch Industry’s First AI Autonomous Vehicle Computer for China

NVIDIA, ZF and Baidu Launch Industry’s First AI Autonomous Vehicle Computer for China

NVIDIA, ZF and Baidu announced last night at the opening press conference of CES 2018, that they are creating a production-ready AI autonomous vehicle platform designed for China, the world’s largest automotive market.

Eric Walz2018-01-08 11:54 PT

Baidu Selects ON Semiconductor for its Apollo Autonomous Driving Platform

Baidu Selects ON Semiconductor for its Apollo Autonomous Driving Platform

ON Semiconductor, a leading semiconductor supplier, has joined Baidu’s open Apollo Autonomous Driving Platform. Through this collaboration, Baidu's Apollo partners can get the plug-and-play compatible imaging solutions jointly developed by both companies.

Eric Walz2018-01-02 17:24 PT

Baidu President Reveals the Next Phase of Apollo Autonomous Driving Platform at its New Silicon Valley Headquarters

Baidu President Reveals the Next Phase of Apollo Autonomous Driving Platform at its New Silicon Valley Headquarters

Baidu Inc. announced updates to its open Apollo autonomous driving platform yesterday during a special event held at the company’s Silicon Valley headquarters. The event was Baidu’s first ever Apollo meetup held outside of China.

Eric Walz2017-10-26 17:51 PT

Baidu Hopes to be the ‘Android’ of Self-Driving Car Software

Baidu Hopes to be the ‘Android’ of Self-Driving Car Software

Internet search giant Google made its Android operating system the world’s most popular operating system by keeping it open. Now, Chinese Internet company Baidu is doing the same thing with its self-driving car software named Apollo.

Eric Walz2017-08-14 17:44 PT