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Baidu reportedly aims to address chip shortage plaguing gaming, crypto and cars

A global chip shortage is affecting various sectors of industry from gaming to automotive and cryptocurrency mining. Amid Bitcoin’s (BTC) ongoing bull run, the crypto mining industry became massively profitable. Many miners started aggressively stacking mining hardware —by sometimes unconventional methods— which led to shortages in other sectors. The COVID-19 fueled surge in gaming consoles, computers and …

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Baidu secures license for full driverless road tests in California

Baidu The California Department of Motor Vehicles has granted Baidu permission to test its autonomous vehicles without a driver behind the wheel. It’s had authority to test its vehicles in California since 2016, but up until now, it could only do so with a backup driver. This development means it can now conduct full driverless …

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Cruise says it’s started driverless testing—I’m skeptical

Enlarge Cruise Cruise, the self-driving company that counts Honda and GM as major shareholders, has begun testing self-driving Chevy Bolts with no one in the driver’s seat, the company announced on Wednesday. A safety operator in the passenger seat has the ability to stop the car in an emergency but not “traditional driver controls,” according …

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Baidu approved for fully driverless road tests in Beijing

Baidu A few months after Baidu’s robotaxi service arrived in Beijing, the company has received the first permits to run driverless vehicle tests in the city. China’s capital granted Baidu Apollo permission to deploy five such vehicles on public roads. The company plans to remove safety drivers from test vehicles after gradually reducing human intervention. …

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Baidu’s Apollo Go robotaxi service arrives in Beijing

Baidu, Inc. Baidu launched its Apollo Go robotaxi service in the Chinese cities of Changsha and Cangzhou back in August, shortly after announcing that its autonomous driving computer is ready for use on the streets. Now, Apollo Go has also made its way to Beijing, making it the first autonomous car service operating in the …

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Baidu completes its computer for self-driving cars

VCG via Getty Images Baidu is on the cusp of making self-driving cars more practical. The Chinese tech giant has revealed that its Apollo Computing Unit, billed as the “world’s first production-ready” autonomous driving computer, is ready for use on the streets. It’s an unassuming box (see below), but it can handle massive amounts of …

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India has banned TikTok, WeChat and many other Chinese apps

NARINDER NANU via Getty Images India has banned dozens of apps made by Chinese companies, including TikTok, WeChat and several QQ and Baidu apps. The Ministry of Information Technology made the decision “in view of information available they are engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security …

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