BYD Secures Conditional Testing License for Level 3 Autonomous Driving on High-Speed Roads – ET Auto

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In a similar move, BMW Group disclosed in December that it had obtained a test license for L3 self-driving on high-speed roads in Shanghai. Meanwhile, Mercedes Benz revealed its plans to conduct L3 tests on specified highways in Beijing.

  • Updated On Dec 29, 2023 at 09:49 AM IST


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Chinese electric vehicle giant BYD announced on Wednesday that it has secured a conditional testing license for level 3 (L3) autonomous driving on high-speed roads. This marks BYD’s second achievement in this domain, with the company having been granted the first such license in China back in July, as indicated in a statement on its official Weibo account.

In a similar move, BMW Group disclosed in December that it had obtained a test license for L3 self-driving on high-speed roads in Shanghai. Meanwhile, Mercedes Benz revealed its plans to conduct L3 tests on specified highways in Beijing.

Adding to the developments in the autonomous driving space, IM Motors, the electric vehicle brand under the umbrella of state-owned Chinese automaker SAIC Motor, has expressed its intention to apply to China’s industry ministry for the product entry of L3 cars.

  • Published On Dec 29, 2023 at 09:44 AM IST

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