On August 25, 2021, Hesai and JiDU signed a strategic agreement. The two parties will collaboratively work towards developing ADAS perception solutions
Through the in-depth strategic cooperation, Hesai and JiDU will play to each company’s strengths in term of hardware and software, improving vehicle perception and market competitiveness for more efficient ADAS.
JiDU is a technology-based startup company backed by China’s search engine giant Baidu and Chinese automaker Geely Holding. Officially established in March 2021, the company is led by CEO Xia Yiping. JiDU is headquartered in Shanghai, China, and its global software research and development center in Beijing. The company's mission is to create and design a human-centric, smart robotic vehicle driven by advanced AI technology with the innate ability to learn and progress while delivering superior autonomous driving capability.