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Baidu's Self-Driving Car R&D Center Opens In Silicon Valley With Tesla Engineer

Baidu, China’s largest search engine, announced the launch of a self-driving car research and development center in Silicon Valley. The company expects its team will grow to over 100 researchers and engineers in 2016. The company already moved several of its staff from its newly created Autonomous Driving Unit (ADU) to Sunnyvale and recently hired a Tesla Autopilot software engineer, reports 9To5Google. Liang Heng, a PhD graduate in electrical engineering from Stanford, joined Tesla’s Autopilot team last year, and previously worked at Google on Street View.


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