China recently released some basic guidelines for self-driving car development. As an American, I don’t always fully comprehend the line in China between private companies and the government. How much guidance to self-driving car developers in China get from published laws and regulations, and how much comes from internal communication with the relevant government agencies?
“The rules lay out requirements that vehicles must first be tested in non-public zones, that road tests can only be on designated streets and that a qualified person must always sit in the driver’s position, ready to take over control.”
As best I can tell from English translations, that is the extent of the rules. Presumably there must be more, but I don’t know if the rest is available in Chinese, or if you have to be in the industry there and know the right people to figure it out.