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Softbank, Baidu units tie up to bring autonomous buses to Japan english.kyodonews.net

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2¬†months, 2¬†weeks ago in Science & Technology Auto & Transportation

A subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp. and a Japan unit of China's internet search giant Baidu Inc. said Wednesday they have tied up to tap into the Japanese self-driving bus market.

Under the agreement, 10 electric minibuses, called Apolong, developed by Baidu and China's Xiamen King Long United Automotive Industry Co., will be shipped to Japan by early next year.