Baidu wants you to tour China by autonomous car
China: Next time when you go to Wuzhen, the scenic town close to Shanghai…. it may happen that an autonomous car comes to pick you up from the airport. At least that’s what the Chinese search engine giant, Baidu is trying to achieve. To make it happen, Baidu has announced a partnership with Wuzhen Tourist Co. to research viable routes for autonomous cars.
If this succeeds, visitors may be able to book an autonomous car ride from their hotel to various tourist spots in the near future. The autonomous cars will be supplied by Baidu, who has been working on self-driving cars from last two years.
Baidu and Wuzhen Tourist Co. did not say when the research would be completed and did not give a potential launch date.
They plan to test its autonomous cars in ten locations. It has already announced Wuhu City and an industrial park in Shanghai as two of the locations, with Wuzhen being the third city revealed.