Baidu is about to begin serial production of electric shuttle buses that will self-drive in selected areas. The vehicles will be produced together with bus manufacturer King Long. From July the companies will start to produce a first series of 100 units.

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Baidu can be considered the chinese equivalent of Google. It is now making huge advances in electric vehicles market, coming from the investment in Wm Motors, a Shanghai-based EV startup. Each bus, according to what Baidu said, will be able to carry 14 passengers, with 8 seated. They are to drive around confined areas such as airports, controlled by Baidu’s open source autonomous driving software, Apollo.

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