Autonomes Fahren: Warum China der Treiber ist

Heute schauen wir uns an, warum China beim autonomen Fahren vorne liegt.

While China’s industry was late to the self-driving party, the country is making up for lost time by embarking on a bold plan to have 30 million autonomous vehicles on its roads in the next 10 years. To achieve this, the Chinese government is investing in local businesses, but not necessarily car manufacturers; rather the companies whose technologies will be steering those cars. The market for advanced driving chips has surged, and through the government’s push, so too has interest in China’s chip producers. Startups vying to provide the brains that will run the artificial intelligence behind driverless technologies have received significant local and international investment, and Chinese chipmakers such as Horizon Robotics are already partnering with the likes of Audi and Ford. At this pace, the nation’s semiconductor manufacturing industry will be worth over 100 billion yuan by 2020. China isn’t just working to boost development, but also deployment. Earlier this year, the government created national guidelines for testing autonomous cars, intended to help local companies keep up with their competitors overseas while ensuring safety for pedestrians and motorists. Through this approach, tech businesses are aiming to have self-driving cars on the road and available to the public as soon as 2019. Chinese consumers are already onboard If China does surge ahead with the adoption of autonomous vehicles, it won’t just be due to corporate or government endeavours – it’ll also be because public trust in the technology exceeds that of most other countries. A survey released in February revealed that 63 percent of Chinese respondents believe self-driving cars will increase road safety, compared to only 34 percent of US respondents. For Americans, a lack of trust in driverless systems is the greatest roadblock to autonomous vehicle acceptance.

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