Shanghai (Gasgoo)- Baidu confirmed that its vice president Wu Xuebin has submitted a resignation and will leave for Baoneng Group.
On September 28, 2016, Wu Xuebin joined Baidu as vice president in charge of the company's autonomous driving unit. Before that, Wu had previously worked at BAIC Group, a Chinese state-owned auto enterprise. Besides, his life in auto industry also includes the experience he served for General Motors, Ford and Porsche, etc.
During his tenure in Baidu, Wu managed the external cooperative matters for Apollo autonomous driving platform and other auto-related businesses of Baidu.
At an internal meeting this morning, Wu stated that he has witnessed the birth and development of Apollo platform and leaving Baidu is a hard choice for him. Lu Qi, president and COO of Baidu, delivered that Baidu may invite Wu as a promoter to participate in Apollo cause after he leaves Baidu.
At the 2018 CES two weeks ago, Baidu unveiled Apollo 2.0 version that attracted a lot of attention worldwide. In addition, Baidu revealed a number of new partners at CES, and announced that Apollo will provide full support for four computing platforms, Intel, NXP, Nvidia, and Renesas. At that time, Wu Xuebin was interviewed by some media.
Confirmed by Wu Xuebin himself, his next station will be Baoneng Group, Qoros' new shareholder, and will be responsible for auto-related businesses of the new company.
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