Fort Washington, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/10/2018 -- Earlier this November, Volvo officially announced that they will be partnering with Chinese Internet mogul Baidu to develop and create autonomous electric cars for Chinese markets.
Although there is no set deadline for when they will formally launch the vehicles, both companies have stated that they expect large numbers of self-driving cars to be released in China within the upcoming years. Volvo will provide their well-known expertise in advanced auto technologies, while Internet giant Baidu will contribute through the use of their autonomous driving platform Apollo.
Volvo CEO Håkan Samuelsson has stated regarding the announcement that, "With Baidu we take a big step forward towards commercializing our autonomous compatible cars, built on Volvo's industry-leading safety technology." He further mentioned, "There is a strong development in autonomous drive in China and the market there offers huge opportunities for us as the supplier of choice for autonomous fleets."
In the upcoming years, Volvo wishes to capitalize on and lead in the autonomous vehicle industry. Such aims and goals are reflected in the Swedish automaker's agreement with Baidu, as well as their new set of long-term ambitions announced earlier in the year, focusing on taking the lead in autonomous drive, electrification, and new models of vehicle ownership and access.
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