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Self-Driving Buses Take Public Road Test in Shenzhen

Despite recent success in driverless-car technology in China, the industry still faces stiff regulatory hurdles. Above, self-driving buses operate during tests in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, on Saturday. Photo: IC
Despite recent success in driverless-car technology in China, the industry still faces stiff regulatory hurdles. Above, self-driving buses operate during tests in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, on Saturday. Photo: IC

A state-owned bus company has run four buses with self-driving capabilities through a 1,200-meter (3,937-foot) predetermined route in downtown Shenzhen.

The test run marks a victory for the southern city as it seeks to burnish its image as a center of high tech in China and help drive the central government’s efforts to develop the country’s fledgling self-driving-car industry.

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