An attendee gets off from an autonomous electric car from BAIC during the China Auto 2018 show in Beijing in April this year. In the same month, China issued draft guidelines on road testing autonomous vehicles and is reviewing a final version. The technology behind self-driving cars is considered critical to the government’s plan to elevate the nation’s standing in the global auto industry. Photo: AP

Self-driving cars find clearer paths in UK, Germany than US

While those countries have enacted legislation allowing autonomous vehicles to be tested on public roads, China is poised to overtake them all amid efforts to establish its own guidelines on driverless technology trials

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An attendee gets off from an autonomous electric car from BAIC during the China Auto 2018 show in Beijing in April this year. In the same month, China issued draft guidelines on road testing autonomous vehicles and is reviewing a final version. The technology behind self-driving cars is considered critical to the government’s plan to elevate the nation’s standing in the global auto industry. Photo: AP
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