Published: 27 October 2016
The autonomous vehicle is a thing which has beguiled every player in the market. Even countries have not remained unaffected by it. It was evident when the Chinese government and SAE issued a road map to have semi or fully autonomous vehicles in market by 2021.
SAE China along with Chinese government has issued plan, which is divided into three periods of five years each.In the first phase of the plan, from 2021 to 2025, the aim is to bring to market vehicles capable of driving themselves in nearly all situations. Some form of self driving or ADAS should be in every car by 2026 to 2030, the report said. The planning for phase beyond 2030 has been left open in the plan.
China doesn’t want to be left behind in this race of producing self-driving cars hence is putting effort to emerge as a major player in this market in future. The aim of this exercise is to prepare the Chinese auto industry to move rapidly towards manufacturing and selling self-driving cars. Already some Chinese companies like LeEco and Baidu are gaining momentum in this ‘contest’.