China’s NDRC sets a more realistic timeline for development of intelligent vehicles
According to the final version of the NDRC’s ‘Strategy for Development of Intelligent Vehicles’, automakers in China are expected to begin large-scale production of conditional automated driving (Level 3) vehicles in the next five years
Around two years ago, China’s National Development and Reform Corporation (NDRC) had released a draft on ‘Intelligent Vehicle Innovation and Development Strategy’ (draft strategy) to seek public opinion. The draft strategy aimed at intelligent vehicles, also referred to as intelligent and connected vehicles, becoming the strategic direction for the Chinese automotive industry. Such vehicles will feature the latest development in the field of internet, telecommunication, big data, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence (AI). An intelligent vehicle will also offer some level of autonomous driving capability.