BMW and Baidu will stop joint development of self-driving cars

German automaker BMW and Chinese Internet giant Baidu, which owns China’s largest search engine, cease the joint development of self-driving cars. This was reported yesterday the leaders of the two companies.

In March of this year reported that Baidu is going to test in the United States self-driving cars based on the BMW 3 Series.

The head of the relevant branch of Baidu told the source that the company is going to use to test cars on the basis of one of the Lincoln models of Ford.

The head office of BMW in China said that the parties decided to cease cooperation because of disagreements about how work should continue. What exactly was the controversy, he did not specify.

Baidu expects to bring the first commercial samples of self-driving cars to market in 2018 and to massive supply to begin by 2021. BMW release a fully driverless car is also scheduled for 2021.

Source: Reuters


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