Views: 2 Author: Xinhua Publish Time: 2020-09-07 Origin: https://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202009/03/WS5f50b628a310675eafc5761a.html
HEFEI - A 5G-covered road for testing self-driving cars was formally opened in Baohe district of Hefei city, East China's Anhui province Thursday, welcoming the first batch of passengers.
The 4.4-km-long ring road will be open to both self-driving vehicles and ordinary vehicles.
Construction on the road started in August 2019 and since has achieved 5G network coverage, installed road conditions monitoring devices and built a cloud platform control center.
Self-driving cars could realize intelligent driving on this road, and 5G technology has significantly improved the safety of vehicles' operation, according to the construction unit.
Over a dozen Chinese cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, have been approved to conduct road tests for self-driving vehicles.