Shenzhen’s new rules for regulating self-driving vehicles took effect on Monday, allowing autonomous vehicles to run in specific areas of the city without a driver. Alibaba-backed became the first company allowed to test its robocars without a safety driver behind the wheel in the city. The rules also stipulate the responsible parties in accidents, with safety drivers and owners of autonomous vehicles assumed to be at fault if vehicles are involved in such incidents. [Xinhua, in Chinese]