Groupe PSA has become the first French carmaker to have obtained a licence to start autonomous driving tests on open roads in China (Chongqing).
Groupe PSA has tested its autonomous car in Europe and the company expects to meet the challenge of integrating its technology into the Chinese ecosystem with special cases since the environment, infrastructure, map system and road users are different.
Carla Gohin, Vice President, Innovation of Groupe PSA, commented: “Obtaining the license for autonomous driving tests on open roads in China is a remarkable milestone for Groupe PSA, as China is the largest automobile market in the world and is witnessing the boom in the development of autonomous driving technology. This marks an important step for our AVA ‘Autonomous Vehicle for All’ program, which aims to provide safe and intuitive autonomous cars for all customers. From this fresh start, we’ll continuously bring our cutting edge technology to Chinese customers.”
Source: Press Release