CAR TECH | Great Wall Motors, Baidu partner in self-driving
SHIJIAZHUANG, CHINA– Chinese automaker Great Wall Motors announced Tuesday it will work with internet giant Baidu in intelligent connected vehicles, self-driving technology, shared vehicles and big data.
The two companies signed a strategic cooperation memorandum on Monday.
According to the plan, Baidu will assist Great Wall Motors in building a trial area for intelligent connected vehicles in Xushui district of Baoding City in north China’s Hebei Province.
Great Wall Motors’ self-driving system, i-Pilot, will be incorporated with Baidu’s Apollo system. They will also develop an open platform for self-driving software and hardware.
Headquartered in Baoding, Great Wall Motors is China’s biggest SUV maker, selling more than 1 million vehicles annually.
Since 2016, the two have cooperated in developing high-precision map and positioning technology, Great Wall Motors said.