China is permitting trial operations in order to push intelligent vehicle services for the 2022 Winter Olympics.
In its first white paper, Ehang proposes a centralized control center for passenger and cargo drones, similar to a public bus system.
Drones adoption in agriculture is rising, but it is too early to say what the will mean for farmers and the environment.
Licensed companies can run up to 50 vehicles and can potentially expand their fleets after six months.
Laying out a policy framework will boost the industry’s commercialization, experts say.
Regulators will allow driverless vehicle tests along 135 kilometers of the city’s public roads.
With more than 2 million vehicles in circulation, Wuxi processes around 1.6 PB (petabyte) of traffic data each day on average.
Beijing took a significant step forward in April 2018, issuing its first national guidelines that allow cities in China to test self-driving cars on their roads.
The devices can also be used to collecting driving data such as route choice and emergency braking to improve traffic management.
The city ranked second among Chinese cities in car production with nearly 2.97 million units in 2018.