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Search giant Baidu is taking its former driverless chief's self-driving tech startup to court over claims that the man stole its technology, Chinese media reported Friday. The accused man, Wang Jing, said the allegations are baseless.
self-driving cars on the road . After CEO Robin Li admitted at Baidu's AI conference that he was penalised for testing a driverless car on the road in Beijing, he announced the company has brought its plans forward to 2018.companies have collaborated with Baidu on named "Apollo," which aims to put
But the race to put self-driving cars on the road first is a fierce one, and in China alone, Baidu battles rivals such as Didi Chuxing (the company that forced Uber out of China), which raised $52 million in investments from the likes of Nvidia since it was founded in April.in Silicon Valley to develop "AI-based security and intelligent driving technologies." Jingchi, which at present is headquartered in the US, shouldn't be underestimated either, having
Baidu seeks 50 million yuan (or about $7.6 million) and legal costs in compensation. It wants the startup, called Jingchi Inc, to quit using the alleged stolen technology. Baidu also claims Wang breached contractual agreements and poached its technical staff for Jingchi, which also hired former employees from Facebook and Google.
CNET has reached out to Baidu and Jingchi for a comment.
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