Google competitor Baidu working on autonomous self driving car & bike, why?

img_boyThe biggest competitor in the world to Google is China’s search giant Baidu and in their parallel universe research and development labs in China and the Silicon Valley are working on self driving cars and  possibly bikes which may hit the road later this year.

A Baidu rep told Tech in Asia confirmed that Baidu is in the very early stages of development of driverless cars.

Intel Study Shows Americans Want Driverless Connected Car Culture

intelstudyThe “Intel Freeway to the Future” conducted by Penn Schoen Berland found that about half of Americans desire a driverless society and want cities to create infrastructures to improve quality of life for them and their community using non-personal data.