Baidu sets autonomous timeline

Chinese internet giants Baidu says it will release level three autonomous vehicles for the mass market by 2019.

It already has tech partnership with NVIDIA, and is now partnering Chinese automaker BAIC to deliver the cars, with level four vehicles expected to be released around 2021.

Baidu has outlined a roadmap for its line of self-driving cars with scheduled goals: by the end of 2018, BAIC’s self-branded vehicles will carry Baidu’s Apollo connectivity features along with the internet giant’s DuerOS voice assistant, with plans to produce one million of those cars by the next year. Both companies also collaborate on a cloud-based ecosystem of products and services like crowd-sourced traffic.

This is according to TechCrunch.