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Baidu under probe as CEO tests driverless car on public roads

China's Baidu take a leading role in development of self-driving cars


Baidu, China's biggest search engine provider, is under investigation to determine whether it had broken any laws after its chief executive tested a driverless car on public roads, Beijing's traffic police said on Thursday. The firm, China's answer to Alphabet's Google, is taking a leading role in the development of self-driving cars in China and beyond. It unveiled a broad alliance for self-driving cars on Wednesday as it aims to get such vehicles on the road in China by 2019. But Baidu may now face sanctions from local authorities after police said it was investigating ...

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First Published: Fri, July 07 2017. 04:06 IST