First test zone for self-driv­ing cars opens

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - BUSINESS -

French car maker Re­nault, to­gether with lo­cal part­ners, has opened China’s first ex­per­i­men­ta­tion zone for self-driv­ing cars in the cen­tral Chi­nese city of Wuhan. An elec­tric au­ton­o­mous driv­ing car by Re­nault will op­er­ate on a 2-km-long lake­side road in the Sino-French Wuhan Eco­log­i­cal De­mon­stra­tion City in Wuhan, cap­i­tal of Hubei Prov­ince, start­ing this week­end. Visi­tors will be al­lowed to test and ex­pe­ri­ence the au­ton­o­mous ve­hi­cle in the zone, which was jointly built by the Re­nault Group, its Si­noFrench joint ven­ture Dongfeng Re­nault Au­to­mo­tive Com­pany and Wuhan Caid­ian Eco­log­i­cal De­vel­op­ment Group. Ac­cord­ing to the car maker, au­ton­o­mous sys­tems can make car travel safer, less stress­ful and more en­joy­able by mak­ing de­ci­sions in te­dious con­di­tions, such as con­gested traf­fic.

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