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Elektrobit has announced it will provide automotive infrastructure software for the Apollo Computing Unit, Baidu Inc.’s advanced in-vehicle computing platform for autonomous driving.

Elektrobit –  a wholly owned subsidiary of Continental – is a global supplier of connected software products for the automotive industry.

The partnership was unveiled during a signing ceremony between the two organizations.

Alexander Kocher, President and Managing Director, Elektrobit says: “Baidu Apollo has made tremendous strides in just two years since its launch, with support from leaders in the automotive industry, in China and around the world.”

He adds: “China is an important and strategic market for EB, therefore we are glad to bring our products and experience into the ACU. We are extremely proud to be a partner and look forward to working with Baidu as well as the whole industry to accelerate the development of automated driving based on Apollo.”

Elektrobit says it’s also working with Baidu Apollo in further areas and just published a joint whitepaper on reliable and safe maps for automated driving.

Baidu Inc. is the leading Chinese language Internet search provider.

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