Baidu Apollo brings dazzling tech, but full rollout may not be till 2025

We know that autonomous vehicles will be a part of our future since carmakers around the world have have shifted their focus to the cutting-edge technology, pouring money into the emerging market. But the question is how soon?

A fully-automated vehicle without a driver behind the wheel remains an ambitious and eye-catching endeavor for many manufacturers.

However, the search-engine giant Baidu, also a member of China’s artificial intelligence (AI) “national team,” gave the industry the latest at their annual tech event.