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Baidu enters race to dominate era of driverless cars

Mr Wang with Baidu's autonomous car at the company's headquarters in Beijing. He thinks Baidu can leverage its expertise in artificial intelligence, data mapping and Internet connectivity to excel in autonomous driving technology.


WANG Jing bought his first car, a Dodge Shadow, with US$3,000 he scratched together working three part-time jobs in the US as a postgraduate student in Florida. These days, the senior vice-president in charge of Baidu Inc's autonomous driving efforts is far better paid. He's also...