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BMW, Baidu End Joint Deal On Self-Driving Cars

BMW Group and Chinese internet giant Baidu will end their joint research on self-driving cars, executives for the two firms said Friday, with Baidu now searching for new global research partners. Wang Jing, the head of autonomous car development at Baidu, told Reuters the company was now using cars from Ford's Lincoln in its U.S. testing, declining to elaborate. "I'm open for any partners, actually I'm talking to many," Wang said, speaking on the sidelines of China's third World Internet Conference in the eastern Chinese city of Wuzhen.

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