Chongqing Changan Completes 1,200 Mile Autonomous Test
A self-driving car built by Chongqing Changan Automobile Co, Ford’s Chinese partner, has successfully driven 1,200 miles (nearly 2,000 kilometres) across China, Bloomberg reports.
In a statement to the Shenzen stock exchange, the company revealed that the car had travelled from Chongqing in the southwest to Beijing in the northeast, using camera sensors and radar to test a variety of functions. These included lane-changing, automatic cruising, assisted driving in high traffic, traffic sign recognition, speed reduction and voice control.
Chingqing is among several companies competing to put automated cars on China’s roads, and aims to have a viable product by 2020.