Shanghai (Gasgoo)- In the past several years, the rapid development of self-driving technology and intelligent vehicles attract many internet companies to embrace the promising segment.
As the top three internet giants in China, Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent (namely BAT) have all stepped into the emerging industry. With their core technologies, they join hands with their own automaker partners to apply the artificial intelligence technology in the self-driving segment.
Baidu: A Chinese internet searching engine giant
In August, 2016, Baidu invested $150 million in Velodyne with Ford.
In December, 2016, Baidu launched the artificial intelligence platform Tianzhi.
In 2017, Baidu invested many AI companies such as xPererception, Tuya Technology, 8i.
In July, 2017, Baidu released Apollo autonomous driving platform and gave access to many features successively.
In October, 2017, Baidu revealed its plan to launch autonomous bus next year.
Tencent: A Chinese social media giant
In April, 2016, Tencent established AI lab, opened through API and focusing on fundamental research in machine learning, computer vision, speech recognition, and natural language processing.
In 2016, Tencent invested iCarbonX, a China-based artificial intelligence platform for health data company.
In March, 2017, Tencent took 5% stake in Tesla, becoming one of Tesla’s largest shareholders.
Alibaba: A Chinese e-commerce giant
Focus: ET Medical Brain, ET Industrial Brain, Machine Learning Platform PAI 2.0
In March, 2017, Alibaba announced plan, centering on machine learning, chips, IoT and operating system
In October, 2017, Alibaba and Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen reached strategic cooperation agreement in vehicle intelligence.
The analysis is from Gasgoo’s report Overview on Autonomous Driving Industry. For the full report, please contact us at khoahocxaydung.info.
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