China eyes significant near-term AV rollout

As regulation takes shape, China’s AV developers believe consumers are more than ready to try Level 4 and 5 services. By Jack Hunsley

Alongside China’s success in electric vehicles (EVs) sits its significant progress on autonomy. Recent months have seen more autonomous vehicles (AVs) deployed on public roads, with Shenzhen, in particular, becoming a hotbed for autonomous developments. It is a young city with an average citizen age of just 28-years-old, and Jewel Li, Chief Operating Officer of AV developer AutoX, believes this to be a great foundation for new automotive tech uptake. “That’s an amazingly young population,” she said. “Users are super excited about the technology.”…

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