China's long term plan - self-driving cars

Date: 26 OCT 2016posted by Car Rentaledited by WinX

China has issued a road map for the long term plan of developing a highly or fully autonomous vehicle for the world's largest auto market. The plan aims to be ready as early as 2021. The 450-page roadmap was issued by the Society of Automotive Engineers of China (SAEC) which lays out the blueprint for the development of every aspect of the automotive industry until 2030. This roadmap forces a consensus of issues within China's massive auto industry so the country can move aggressively towards a collective goal of producing and selling self-driving cars. These issues preside in the Western nations as there are unclear policies, regulations and competitive rivalry which may hold back development. The roadmap has three five-year plans till 2030 for the development process. The goal is to have fully autonomous or close to fully autonomous driving vehicles hit the markets between 2021 to 2025. And to have some sort of automated or assisted driving in every car by 2026-2030. The report also has set out technical standards, including a common language for cars to communicate with each other and regulatory guidelines.

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