China: Self-driving Vehicles to take Global Leadership Position

Trial operations of autonomous buses and cars in Shanghai and Beijing highlight desire to steer automotive-tech revolution, according to an article from South China Morning Post (SCMP).

“Shanghai is going to further accelerate testing, applica­tion, research and development of intelligent and connected vehicles,” says Huang Ou, vice-chairman of the Shanghai Munici­pal Commission of Economy and Informatisation. “The city will seize opportunities, take the initiative to meet challenges, boost innovation and speed up the industrial development of high-end, electric cars and intelligent vehicles.”

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