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Baidu’s GM of Intelligent Vehicle Division Mr. Gu Weihao to Keynote at CES Asia 2017

Mr. Gu to unveil Baidu’s innovative self-driving vehicles and explain Baidu’s autonomous driving plan

Arlington, VA, May 16, 2017 The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) today announced Baidu’s Mr. Gu Weihao, GM of Baidu Intelligent Vehicle Division, will deliver a keynote address at CES Asia 2017 in Shanghai, China. The keynote is scheduled for 9:30 AM Thursday, June 8 at the Kerry Hotel, Level 3, Shanghai Ballroom 2-3.

Mr. Gu is set to discuss Baidu’s ‘Apollo Plan’ that Baidu will provide an open, complete and reliable software platform for its partners in the automotive and autonomous driving industry to develop their own autonomous driving systems. In addition, Mr. Gu will discuss Baidu’s strategy and partnerships behind the Apollo Milestone which will lower the bar for developing advanced driver-assist systems as well as self-driving prototypes, and lead the industry towards the first complete, open-source, self-driving platform.

“Built on simplicity and reliability, Baidu is the leading internet platform in China and services the largest internet user population in the world,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. “Baidu continues to innovate and grow in the age of mobility and connectivity using cutting-edge technology to power and enhance its products and services. We are excited to welcome Mr. Gu to the CES Asia 2017 keynote stage.”

Mr. Gu is the GM of Baidu Intelligent Vehicle Division (‘Baidu iV’), which is dedicated to providing professional autonomous driving solutions to car manufacturers, Tier 1 suppliers, chip partners and other service providers. He formerly oversaw the development of many of Baidu’s products including Baidu mp3, video, and voice search plus Baidu map. Prior to his current position, he was the Vice GM of Baidu Map Division and the GM of Baidu Telematics. Mr. Gu graduated from Beijing Jiao Tong University and joined Baidu in 2003.

At CES Asia, Baidu will be showcasing the future of vehicle technology in two locations: SNIEC, hall N3, booth 3070 and an outdoor exhibit presented by Baidu’s Intelligent Driving Group featuring Baidu Autonomous Driving technology.

More than 400 companies are already slated to exhibit including 3M, Audio-Technica, Baidu, BMW, BYD, Carl Zeiss, Changhong Electric, China Mobile, Continental, Digital China, DJI, Dynaudio, Fossil/Misfit, Garmin, Gibson Brands, Goertek, Haier, Harman, Hisense, Honda, Huawei, Hyundai, JD.com, Konka Group, Mercedes-Benz, Monster, NavInfo, NEVS, Onkyo, OnStar, OtterBox, Pioneer, PPTV, Samsung, Scosche, Segway, Suning, Tencent, United States Postal Service, UPS, Valeo, Volvo, Voxx, Wacom and Yuneec. Ultimately, CES Asia 2017 is expected to draw more than 30,000 attendees and more than 1,100 global media to cover the latest tech innovation across 19 product categories, including major growth areas such as drones, the Internet of Things (IoT) and virtual reality.

Visit CESAsia.com for more information on attending or exhibiting at CES Asia 2017. CES Asia industry attendees, media and exhibitors may access the keynotes with a valid show badge.

Note to Editors:  Journalists traveling from outside of China will require a J-1 or J-2 visa. For questions about exhibiting at CES Asia, contact Brian Moon at bmoon@CTA.tech or +1 703-907-4351.