Shanghai Auto Show: Chinese internet search giant Baidu to supply its Apollo self-driving system to 1 million cars in 3-5 years
- Apollo, a unit of Baidu, currently supplies its autonomous driving system to carmakers such as Geely, Ford and GAC
- Baidu operates autonomous taxi service Go Robotaxi in Chinese cities including Beijing, Changsha and Cangzhou
Chinese internet search giant Baidu expects to supply its Apollo autonomous driving system to 1 million cars in the next three to five years, a senior company executive said on Monday.
Li Zhenyu, senior corporate vice-president at Baidu, made the remarks at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show. Baidu established its autonomous driving unit Apollo in 2017.
Apollo mainly supplies technology powered by artificial intelligence and works with carmakers such as Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co, Ford Motor Co and Guangzhou Automobile Group Co.
In January, Baidu said it would set up a company with Geely to make smart electric vehicles, which will count on Baidu’s intelligent driving capabilities and Geely’s car manufacturing expertise.
Baidu operates autonomous taxi service Go Robotaxi in Chinese cities including Beijing, Changsha and Cangzhou.