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BlackBerry, Baidu announce autonomous vehicle partnership

/ 06:08 PM January 04, 2018

BlackBerry’s operating system will be “the foundation for Baidu’s Apollo autonomous driving open platform,” the statement said. Image: BlackBerry

Canadian telecommunications software company BlackBerry and China’s web giant Baidu on Wednesday announced a partnership for autonomous and connected vehicles.

“The two companies will collaborate to accelerate the deployment of connected and autonomous vehicle technology for automotive OEMs and suppliers worldwide,” they said in a statement.

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BlackBerry’s operating system will be “the foundation for Baidu’s Apollo autonomous driving open platform,” the statement said.

In September, Baidu announced a $1.5 billion investment in autonomous driving projects over the next three years, as it seeks to diversify its portfolio and compete with rivals such as Google.

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