Sarah Dai: Baidu to build self-driving test facility in Chongqing as the Chinese city pushes ahead with smart city infrastructure

23/03/2020 - 10:38

China’s Chongqing city government has tapped search giant Baidu to build a testing ground for autonomous vehicles, as Chinese cities race to prepare for smart infrastructure and a driverless future.

The 52 million yuan (US$7.3 million) project includes building road infrastructure with embedded sensors, traffic signal control systems and developing edge computing and data storage capabilities, said Baidu in a statement on Thursday.