Renault Opens Maiden Test Zone For Self-Driving Cars In China

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French car manufacturer Renault has opened its first test zone for self-driving cars in China's central city of Wuhan.

An electric self-driving car by Renault will be equipped with autonomous technology, and will operate on a two kilometre long lakeside road in the Sino-French Wuhan Ecological Demonstration city in Wuhan.

Visitors will get an opportunity to test and get an experience of the self-driving vehicle in the test zone. The car is built by a joint venture of Renault group, Dongfeng Renault Automotive Company (DRAC) and Wuhan Caidian Ecological Development Group.

Renault claims that the autonomous system in the vehicle can make car travel safer, less stressful and an enjoyable experience by making right decisions in tough situations.

Under the memorandum of understanding signed between the three firms, Renault will be providing construction standards for demonstration site and cars equipped with autonomous technology.

The Dongfeng Renault Automotive Company (DRAC) has the responsibility of vehicle maintenance and providing technical support.

Renault aims at introducing the self-driving technology on its core range of products by 2020. It is expected that drivers would be able to utilise the in-car connectivity safely when conditions and the laws permit.

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