With more than 2 million vehicles in circulation, Wuxi processes around 1.6 PB (petabyte) of traffic data each day on average.
Chonqing-based automaker Chang’an is the first to pilot its driverless vehicles in the zone.
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.
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.
The report makes no mention of how often human drivers were required to intervene and take control of cars.