Continental to cooperate with Baidu on automated driving and connected vehicles

Continental has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Internet company Baidu that will see the firms collaborate on automated driving, connected vehicles and intelligent mobility services.

Under the agreement, Continental and Baidu will explore collaboration fields such as sensor systems and software for advanced driver assistance systems and automated driving, applications for Baidu’s Apollo platform including artificial intelligence, cyber security and connected cars, as well as road test, data collection and analysis for automated driving.

“Continental develops and provides pioneering technologies and services for the mobility of tomorrow,” said Continental Chairman of the Executive Board Dr. Elmar Degenhart. “Baidu is one of the most important Internet companies in China. With our strategic collaboration, we will take intelligent mobility an important step further.”

“Artificial intelligence has great potential to drive social development, and one of AI’s biggest opportunities is intelligent vehicles,” said Mr. Qi Lu, Group President and Chief Operating Officer of Baidu.

“By joining hands with Continental, we are striving to upgrade intelligence in the automobile industry and develop a new ecosystem of intelligent mobility and automated driving, thus empowering existing industries and new ones.”