Bosch and Baidu have signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement on smart mobility in China, which builds on the existing partnership between the two suppliers to develop HD maps for automated driving, and introduce the Bosch Road Signature as an accurate localization service in China.
Dr Dirk Hoheisel, member of the board of management of Robert Bosch, said, “China is the biggest automotive market in the world, and also among the leading countries worldwide in the development of the IoT and AI. We are pleased to have the opportunity to cooperate strategically with Baidu in this way. Combining the know-how of a high-tech internet corporation with our expertise as the world’s biggest automotive supplier, the alliance will promote the development of smart mobility in China.”
Under the initiative Bosch will work closely with Baidu on the Apollo project, which aims to provide open, comprehensive, and reliable software for the development of automated vehicles. Among other things, Bosch will contribute its sensors and the Bosch Road Signature for vehicle localization. Furthermore, Bosch and Baidu are to provide their technical expertise to support the drafting of legislation on automated driving in China.
June 5, 2017