A new kind of vehicle that doesn’t require drivers seems to be just around the corner. Tech giants, startups, car makers, and ride-hailing firms are now racing to get the autonomous vehicles (AVs) on public roads.
The 2019 Consumer Electronics Show Asia will kick off in Shanghai from June 11 to June 13 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center. This time the exhibition will focus on fields such as virtual reality, robots, 5G, IoT and car technologies.
Ordering a drink or meal at 2 a.m. could be possible in the future, as Meituan unveiled on July 25 more details of its driverless food delivery vehicles.
According to “Technology Roadmap of Energy-saving and New Energy Vehicles”, a publication by the Society of Automative Engineers of China, the market share of driver-assist/partially-autonomous vehicles will reach 50% by 2020.
On March 22, the Beijing Municipal Government issued its first batch of temporary license plates for autonomous vehicles to Baidu after completing series of procedures such as the closed field test, autonomous driving capacity assessment and expert reviews.