26 Oct '16, 9pm

China and SAE Issue Roadmap to Fast Track Autonomous Vehicles

China and SAE Issue Roadmap to Fast Track Autonomous Vehicles

The Chinese government and Society of Automotive Engineers of China have issued a roadmap through 2030 that could have semi- or fully autonomous vehicles on sale as early as 2021. The 450-page plan that was issued by the SAEC lays out a roadmap for the development of autonomous technologies in three distinct five-year periods. It was authored by the SAEC in conjunction with a government-sanctioned industry committee. The main goal of the report is to forge a consensus within China’s auto industry to rapidly move toward producing and selling self-driving cars. “We must as quickly as possible form a common understanding on smart connected vehicle technology,” said the report. In the first phase of the plan, from 2021 to 2025, the objective would be to bring to market vehicles capable of driving themselves in nearly all situations. Some form of autonomous or assisted driving ...

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