Baidu says its Internet of Vehicles (IoV) solution, DuerOS for Apollo, has partnered with more than 60 automotive manufacturers across more than 300 car models to date.

DuerOS for Apollo now also counts more than 300 ecosystem partners as Baidu Apollo continues to accelerate commercialisation.

“We will accelerate our R&D progress, work with the industry to establish IoV standards, provide IoV solutions to our automotive partners and support their evolution in the intelligent era,” said Baidu Intelligent Driving Group VP and GM, Zhenyu Li.

In addition to carmakers, the DuerOS for Apollo partner ecosystem, which includes China Unicom and iQIYI, now counts more than 300 core members.

Baidu is demonstrating DuerOS for Apollo at CES Asia on vehicles from Ford, Chery and Great Wall Motors. The Ford Edge ST, which is equipped with Ford’s SYNC+ in-vehicle infotainment system developed in partnership with Baidu based on DuerOS for Apollo, is capable of providing intelligent navigation, in-vehicle entertainment and integration with smart home technologies.

Powered by DuerOS for Apollo, Chery’s Exeed TXL has facial recognition and smart payment functionalities, as well as augmented reality (AR) navigation. Furthermore, the Great Wall Haval H6 is the first-ever model to come installed with DuerOS for Apollo mini programmes , providing a wide array of content, services and applications for consumers.

Also unveiled at CES Asia was the draft of China’s first IoV information security evaluation and testing technical specifications, which was led by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers and supported by Baidu and other organisations.