Baidu and Ford Join Forces For the (Chinese) Autonomous Cause

Ford heads to the far east to help in the autonomous competition.

Ford Motor Co and Baidu Inc launched a two-year project to test self-driving vehicles on Chinese roads, amid a global race by carmakers and internet firms to develop autonomous vehicle technology. The project will start testing on designated roads in Beijing by the end of this year, and possibly other Chinese cities, the two companies said in a statement. The vehicles will be capable of operating autonomously in certain conditions by the time the project finishes the development and testing process, they said.  

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