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Shenzhen lets self-driving cars on the road

The city of Shenzhen wants to allow the use of self-driving cars on public roads. Special license plates for self-driving vehicles are to be issued soon. This is shown by a new regulation to be passed before the end of June, reports the business portal Caixin. Shenzhen would be the first city in China to legally allow autonomous driving on public roads (more in China.Table). So far, its use has been limited to testing. According to Caixin, national laws still require “intelligent and connected cars” to be supervised by a human driver. As a special economic zone, Shenzhen has a high degree of legislative autonomy and can issue its own rules in many areas. nib

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