Foreign media: China to lead self-driving globally
China's continued promotion of self-driving cars has been drawing a lot of attention from foreign media outlets, with most suggesting China will take the lead in the sector globally.
A self-driving car during a road test in Beijing, March 22, 2018. [Photo: IC]
China is much faster than other countries in self-driving research and development, according to a report named "China will be bellwether in self-driving cars industry" published last Thursday on the website of Deutsche Welle, Germany's public international broadcaster.
Ferdinand Dudenhoffer, a professor of economics with the University of Duisburg-Essen, notes China has made strong gains in many fields, noting a drive to implement 5G network standards by 2025 nationwide.
China has laid out national guidelines for self-driving vehicle testing. Noting this, a report by Reuters recently suggested China is expected to keep pace with the United States in developing autonomous vehicles.
The screenshot shows a twitter user shares the report about China's development in self-driving cars. [Screenshot: China Plus]
Meantime, Twitter users such as Pandiyan Vairamani (@pandiyanv) from India and Rich Tehrani (@rtehrani) from the United States have shared the report on China's push into autonomous vehicles on the social media platform, with comments reading "China puts autonomous vehicles on the fast lane."
Others on the site are 'liking' a string which reads "China is leading in the tech industry with the 5G."
The screenshot shows a Youtube video about Beijing issues first self-driving car test licenses. [Screenshot: China Plus]
On Youtube, videos named "New milestone! Beijing issues first self-driving car test licenses" and "Beijing issues temporary plates for self-driving vehicles" have been played by more than 23,000 times.