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China’s Geely Holding and Baidu are to jointly explore the development of AI applications in the automotive sector. They say the long term aim of the partnership is to accelerate the large-scale popularization of intelligent connected vehicles.

They will also strategically in the fields of intelligent connectivity, smart mobility, smart home and e-commerce.

Robin Li, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Baidu, says, “The major advances in the history of mobility are accompanied by new changes brought about by cutting-edge technology. Geely Holding, through their years of achievements and innovations have become a leader in China’s automotive industry. This strategic cooperation between Baidu and Geely, focusing on AI technology empowerment, will not only bring about more natural and convenient human-car interaction, but also accelerate the intelligentization of the automobile and mobility service industry, helping the Chinese automotive industry become a leader in the era of smart mobility.”

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Li Shufu, Chairman of Geely Holding Group, adds, “China’s intelligent connected vehicle technology is now at the forefront of the world, bringing consumers a safe and convenient travel experience. Baidu is a leader within the AI industry in China, and also a pioneer in promoting industrial intelligence with their globally leading AI R&D capability and deep technical insight in the field of intelligent driving. Through strategic cooperation and resource collaboration, the two sides are committed to jointly building an intelligent mobility ecosphere to lead the future, and create a brand-new experience for users.”

The strategic partnership was announced at the ‘2019 Baidu Create’, Baidu’s Artificial Intelligence Development Conference.

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