Li stressed that autonomous driving, as a rising, cuttin

edge technology, is of great importance to China in terms of safety, efficiency, services and the development of industries.

“China is paying great attention to the development of this technology. Our principle is

to encourage trials, allow failures, ensure safety and oppose monopolies,” he said.

Autonomous driving, although a new concept, has been embraced by many people. A survey re

leased in November 2017 by JD Power, a global marketing information services company based in the

United States, found that almost 80 percent of Chinese consumers welcomed autonomous driving, although they might hav

e concerns about the safety of the technology and the lack of related laws and regulations.

To root out people’s concerns and ensure better development, the Ministry of Transport c

reated China’s first regulations for road testing for autonomous vehicles in April, jointly with

the Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Li said.

In July, the Ministry of Transport released guidance on how to build safe closed test sites for autonomous driving.

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