UCAR Group, a Chinese chauffeured vehicle service app, and Baidu Inc. have entered into a partnership. Both companies will begin creating new products focused on intelligent car connectivity and self-driving vehicles.
Under the strategic agreement, UCAR aims to intelligentize over 1 million cars by installing self-developed OS (operating system) and the IoV (Internet of Vehicles) products from Baidu on the foundation of Apollo autonomous driving platform. Besides, both companies will join forces to explore the commercialized operation for the self-driving fleet with around 100 thousand cars in order to push the commercialized application integrating autonomous driving technologies and sharing mobility services.
Robin Li, chairman and CEO of Baidu, said that the collaboration between Baidu and UCAR aims to further speed up the commercialization of autonomous driving technologies and sharing mobility services and facilitate more people’s lives with intelligent human-vehicle interaction and self-driving technologies.
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