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If they can implement the E-vehicles company successfully then they will be the latest company in China to enter the EV space. According to the news in November, Alibaba and SAIC Motor had joined hands to produce electric cars.
Since 2017, Baidu has been working passionately on autonomous driving. Its Apollo ecosystem is known as “an Android for smart driving,” has accumulated over a hundred manufacturing and supplier partners. Baidu has also been busy testing autonomous driving.
The firm will directly cover the entire industrial chain, including vehicle design, research and development, manufacturing, sales, and service.
It is still unclear how Baidu will tie-up with Geely and not disturb Apollo’s operation, though Baidu promised in its announcement that it will “uphold its spirit of open collaboration across the AI technology industry, striving to work closely with its ecosystem partners to advance the new wave of intelligent transformation.”
Robin Li, co-founder, and chief executive officer of Baidu said
“At Baidu, we have long believed in the future of intelligent driving and have over the past decade invested heavily in AI to build a portfolio of world-class self-driving services,”.