Anhui launches first 5G lane for driverless vehicles

The first 5G lane for autonomous driving vehicles opened yesterday in Hefei, Anhui province. Spanning 4.4 kilometres, the circular road can be used for both self-driving vehicles and ordinary vehicles simultaneously.

Construction started in August 2019 and took just a year to test and complete. The road has been installed with full 5G network coverage, devices to monitor road conditions and a cloud platform control centre.

Over a dozen Chinese cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, have been approved to conduct road tests for self-driving vehicles. Gaode, one of China’s leading navigation services, also recently launched driverless taxis in Guangzhou.


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