Tech & Science Baidu will put self-driving cars on the road by 2020

16:08  19 april  2017
16:08  19 april  2017 Source:   CNET

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19 companies racing to put self - driving cars on the road by 2021. Danielle Muoio. Oct. Nissan is committed to have a commercially viable autonomous car on the roads by 2020 . Baidu has been cleared to test its self - driving cars in California and currently has employees working on the project

The company’s Project Apollo will get autonomous cars driving in “simple urban conditions” by July. Taken from: Baidu will put self - driving cars on the road by 2020 – CNET.

Baidu will put self-driving cars on the road by 2020 © Provided by CNET Baidu will put self-driving cars on the road by 2020

Another tech company has earmarked 2020 as the year of the automated car.

Baidu, known as China's Google thanks to its search engine's prevalence in the country, today unveiled Project Apollo, which hopes to get fully self-driving cars onto highways and city roads by 2020.

The company says its autonomous driving tech for restricted environments will launch in July, and by the end of the year cars will run autonomously in "simple urban road conditions."

Tech giants around the world, including Google's parent company Alphabet and Uber, have been working on self-driving technologies for a while, although the journey hasn't always been smooth. Bumps in the road have come in the ​form of crashes and legal drama.

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These 19 companies are racing to put driverless cars on the road by 2020 . Baidu will test its self - driving cars in the US and currently has employees working on the project in its office in Sunnyvale, California.

Baidu will test its self - driving cars in the US and currently has employees working on the project in its office in Sunnyvale, California. Here are all the companies racing to put driverless cars on the road by 2020 . When 2020 hits, you can bet it will start the

Baidu has been working hard at the development of its self-driving cars. The company last year received approval to test its autonomous vehicles in California, teaming up with Nvidia to develop a computing platform for the cars using artificial intelligence.

Baidu is one of many to earmark 2020 as the year of the autonomous car. Bosch and Daimler are shooting to get self-driving taxis on the road by 2020, while automakers like Toyota and Nissan have been eyeing autonomous car launches for the year.

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