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Beijing allocates more roads for autonomous vehicle tests
Reuters | 2018/9/21

HONG KONG -- China's capital city designated 11 more roads for self-driving vehicle testing, state news agency Xinhua said on Wednesday, to try to speed up the technology's development.

The 11 roads are in Beijing's Fangshan District, Xinhua reported.

Self-driving vehicles must have a temporary number plate before they begin tests on designated roads, Xinhua said, quoting a notice released by Beijing's Municipal Commission of Transport.

They also have to complete 5,000 kilometers of driving in designated closed test fields and pass certain ability assessments.

Light vehicles being tested need to have supervision facilities installed too, to upload real-time data for monitoring.

The test driver in the autonomous vehicle must have received no less than 50 hours of training and be able to take over the vehicle at any time during the test, Xinhua said.

In March, Beijing opened its first 33 roads for self-driving vehicle tests. 

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