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Toyota to join Baidu's self-driving platform Apollo

Trade war makes it imperative to develop technology in China

Baidu self-driving buses cruise take a test drive in China. (Photo courtesy of the company)

NAGOYA, Japan -- Toyota Motor will sign on to the Apollo self-driving platform led by Chinese internet search provider Baidu, as Beijing bolsters efforts to commercialize the technology amid a growing rivalry with the U.S.,Nikkei has learned.

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