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.
With more than 2 million vehicles in circulation, Wuxi processes around 1.6 PB (petabyte) of traffic data each day on average.
Four major Chinese cities have allowed self-driving vehicle testing on designated roads.
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.
Guangzhou and Changsha are the first cities in China to allow companies to apply for passenger transport using driverless vehicles.
The devices can also be used to collecting driving data such as route choice and emergency braking to improve traffic management.
Nearly 80% of drones in the US and Canada are made by DJI, the world’s largest commercial drone maker based in Shenzhen.