China News Service, January 11. On January 11, Baidu, as the world's leading artificial intelligence platform company, announced the formal establishment of a smart car company to enter the automotive industry as a vehicle manufacturer.

Geely Holding Group will become a strategic partner of the new company.

  The newly formed Baidu Automobile Company will face the passenger car market, allowing users to purchase more extreme smart electric vehicles.

Baidu Motors will focus on the entire industry chain of smart car design, R&D, manufacturing, sales and service, inherit Baidu's powerful artificial intelligence and Internet technology genes, and use Apollo's leading autonomous driving capabilities to play in the field of automotive intelligence for up to 8 years The advantages of experience, reshape the form of smart car products, and become a changer in the era of smart travel.

  Baidu Automobile Company is independent of the parent company system and maintains independent operation; at the same time, Baidu fully empowers the automobile company with core technologies such as artificial intelligence, Apollo autonomous driving, Xiaodu car, Baidu map, and supports its rapid growth.

  Baidu Automobile Company selected Geely, China's leading automobile company, as its partner, and Geely Holding Group invested in the new company's strategic partner.

In the next step, the two parties will cooperate closely in smart car manufacturing related fields based on Geely's latest global leading pure electric architecture-the Haohan SEA intelligent evolution experience architecture to jointly build the next generation of smart cars.

  Baidu's reloading of an automobile company is not only the best practice of artificial intelligence technology, but also an important strategic layout in the field of intelligent travel.

Baidu will also continue to uphold the spirit of open cooperation in the field of artificial intelligence technology industry, and work hand in hand with ecological partners to move forward in the new round of global smart travel revolution.