A 30-kilometer route along Beijing’s northern outskirts has become the testing ground for China’s first fully autonomous car.

Chinese search giant Baidu revealed today that they have completed a series of driving tests in the city, as the company seeks to launch an individual business unit dedicated to developing China’s first commercially-available autonomous cars.

In June, Baidu revealed they would would partner with BMW in a bid to release the concept car by the end of 2015.

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Cate Cadell

Cate is a tech writer. She worked as a journalist in Australia, Mongolia and Myanmar. You can reach her (in Chinese or English) at: @catecadell or catecadell@technode.com