MIIT: China’s intelligent vehicle road test mileage surpasses 5 million km
Beijing (Gasgoo)-China had accumulated over 5 million kilometers of testing mileage in over 5000 square kilometers of intelligent connected vehicle testing areas, while the testing demonstration zone is still expanding, said the minister of the Ministry of Industry and Information on the 2021 World Intelligent Connected Vehicles Conference.
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The minister Xiao Yaqing stated, thanks to the booming growth and key technology breakthroughs of intelligent connected vehicles (ICVs) in China, L2 passenger vehicles have accounted for 20% of the country’s new car sales. Under the orderly deployment of V2X (vehicle to everything), there are currently over 5 million ICVs in China, and more than 3,500 kilometers of domestic roads have realized intellectualization.
In order to accelerate core technology innovation, the ministry plans to implement collaborated critical research, promote safe and innovative applications among intelligent connected vehicles. Through further open cooperation with industry organizations and enterprises worldwide, the ministry aims to co-nurture and expand the future market, achieving mutually beneficial development.
According to the Ministry of Public Security vice minister, Liu Zhao, currently, the car parc of new energy vehicles (NEVs) in China is 6.78 million vehicles. So far, in 2021, 9.2% of the newly registered vehicles are new energy vehicles, at 1.87 million. The Ministry of Public Security highly values and fully supports the development of NEVs and ICVs, and united multiple departments to speed up the expansion of road tests.
Moreover, the Ministry of Transport also formulated regulations targeting traffic digitalization, encouraging the integrated development of new-generation transportation infrastructures. The ministry recently issued a course of action specifically arranged intelligent road constructions. The issuance will upgrade the extensive road infrastructures, full-period digitalization standard, and road information service abilities in China, enriching the application of car-road-synergy.