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Volkswagen taps Baidu's platform to develop self-driving cars

China's Apollo consortium has more than 130 partners

A car with the Volkswagen VW logo badge is seen on display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan Jan.16   © Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) -- Volkswagen on Friday said it would join China’s Apollo autonomous driving consortium, which was founded by Baidu, as it seeks to develop self-driving cars for the world’s largest market.

Baidu last year opened the Apollo consortium, which uses an open-source approach, to third parties to accelerate development of autonomous vehicles in the face of stiff competition from Google’s Waymo and U.S. carmaker Tesla.

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