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China's Anhui opens 5G-covered road for testing self-driving cars

A 5G-covered road for testing self-driving cars is opened in Baohe district of Hefei city, East China's Anhui province, Sept 3, 2020. [Photo/Chinanews.com]


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.

(China Daily)