Asian tech giants are scrabbling to join the autonomous car race. A pair of new announcements reveal that Baidu has successfully tested a self-driving BMW in China, while Samsung has decided to begin producing components for use in autonomous vehicles.
While Google busies itself with building cars that can drive themselves, China’s equivalent — the monstrous Baidu — is building this super-cool smart bike. Not as complex perhaps, but a damn sight more realisable.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Baidu, China’s biggest search company, is sacking staff because they’ve been deleting users’ posts for cash.