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.
China is permitting trial operations in order to push intelligent vehicle services for the 2022 Winter Olympics.
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.
In its first white paper, Ehang proposes a centralized control center for passenger and cargo drones, similar to a public bus system.
The devices can also be used to collecting driving data such as route choice and emergency braking to improve traffic management.
Chonqing-based automaker Chang’an is the first to pilot its driverless vehicles in the zone.
The city ranked second among Chinese cities in car production with nearly 2.97 million units in 2018.