Baidu launched the Apollo project to develop autonomous cars

Tinuku ~ The Chinese company Baidu will launch the Apollo project is an autonomous car project in July before they introduce full-automatic vehicles operating on city and urban roads for 2020. Concrete projects are part of a larger project in the development of artificial intelligence and augmented reality.

Baidu on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, announced a project named Apollo in partnership providing vehicles, sensors and other components for autonomous car technology. The new Internet giant project based in China is part of the utilization of artificial intelligence.

In January the company appointed Microsoft Corp. executive former Qi Lu as CEO and two months later Baidu Chief Scientist Andrew Ng who is also leading the project of artificial intelligence and augmented reality said his resignation.

Baidu also launched a US$ 200 million funding in October last year to focus on AI and AR projects. In September the company announced a US$ 3 billion funding scheme focused on start-up development.

"Artificial intelligence has tremendous potential to foster social development and one of IA's greatest opportunities is smart vehicles," Lu said.

Tinuku Baidu launched the Apollo project to develop autonomous cars

In November last year, Baidu and German automaker BMW AG ended the research cooperation on autonomous vehicles due to differences of opinion about project implementation.

Baidu says future autonomous vehicles will be able to move and revolutionize the transportation industry. Another player in the automotive vehicle sector is Google's Alphabet with Delphi partnership investing heavily to develop technology for a long time.