The incident potentially delivers another blow to the company’s reputation following a high-profile accident involving a Nio car last year.
The suggestions from the country’s top automaker could shed a light on the government road map for AV adoption in the coming year.
The permit removes the barriers related to driving simulations for the Tier 1 supplier of smart connected vehicles.
Clients will be eligible for as much as RMB 550,000 ($80,000) in compensation provided they followed instructions when parking.
AV players are keen to raise money from potential investors and form alliances to stay afloat.
The move signals the beginning of large-scale AV tests on public roads.
The relationship between tech companies and automakers has been bumpy.