Chinese search engine giant Baidu has revealed they will be sharing its technology on self driving cars to help in the development of autonomous cars.
According to reports, the Chinese firm which has been working on autonomous car technology since 2015 said the company will make available a range of software, hardware and other data services to other car industries.
Making the announcement ahead of the Shanghai Auto Show, it said technologies for use in restricted test environments would be available as soon as July.
Baidu Group President Qi Lu said in the statement that he intends to create a collaborative ecosystem using its strengths in artificial intelligence (AI) to “encourage greater innovation and opportunities, making better use of our technology to drive the evolution of the entire industry”.
Baidu’s decision to release its self driving technologies to automakers could be likened to Google’s release of Android to smart phones which turned about a win for the search engine.