Baidu's driverless car fleet test-running in Wuzhen, during the World Internet Conference in 2016. The company is set to unveil its latest self-driving software and technology at flagship CES Las Vegas event on January 8. SCMP Pictures (Handout)

Baidu to showcase moon shot self-driving programme as China amps up national AI plan

Chinese search-engine giant’s latest autonomous-driving software comes amid a government push to use its Beidou satellite navigation system and build a nationwide visual mapping database to enable self-driving cars.

Topic |   Autonomous driving

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Baidu's driverless car fleet test-running in Wuzhen, during the World Internet Conference in 2016. The company is set to unveil its latest self-driving software and technology at flagship CES Las Vegas event on January 8. SCMP Pictures (Handout)
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