Baidu is about to become the first Chinese tech giant to start production of its own smart EV. Jidu 集度, a startup founded by Baidu and domestic car company Geely, recently unveiled its concept car Robo-1 in Beijing. Jidu showed off a futuristic vehicle with butterfly doors and a display that spans the entire dashboard. Manufacturing is scheduled to begin next year, according to a company statement. Reportedly, the production model will be 90 percent identical to the concept car.
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