CHINA OPENS 5G-COVERED ROAD FOR TESTING SELF-DRIVING CARS

Written by on September 4, 2020

A 5G-COVERED ROAD FOR TESTING SELF-DRIVING CARS WAS FORMALLY OPENED IN BAOHE DISTRICT OF HEFEI CITY, EAST CHINA’S ANHUI PROVINCE ON THURSDAY, WELCOMING THE FIRST BATCH OF PASSENGERS.

THE 4.4-KM-LONG RING ROAD WILL BE OPEN TO BOTH SELF-DRIVING VEHICLES AND ORDINARY VEHICLES.

CONSTRUCTION ON THE ROAD STARTED IN AUGUST 2019 AND HAS SINCE ACHIEVED 5G NETWORK COVERAGE, INSTALLED ROAD CONDITIONS MONITORING DEVICES, AND BUILT A CLOUD PLATFORM CONTROL CENTRE.

SELF-DRIVING CARS COULD REALISE INTELLIGENT DRIVING ON THIS ROAD, AND 5G TECHNOLOGY HAS SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVED THE SAFETY OF VEHICLES’ OPERATION, ACCORDING TO THE CONSTRUCTION UNIT.

OVER A DOZEN CHINESE CITIES, INCLUDING BEIJING, SHANGHAI AND SHENZHEN, HAVE BEEN APPROVED TO CONDUCT ROAD TESTS FOR SELF-DRIVING VEHICLES.


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