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Aug 25, 2022 08:11 PM
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China Charts Course for Self-Flying Cars

On July 12, 2020, in Yantai, Shandong Province, an EHang autopilot conducted a manned test flight. Photo: VCG
On July 12, 2020, in Yantai, Shandong Province, an EHang autopilot conducted a manned test flight. Photo: VCG

China’s aviation industry regulator is collecting feedback on a draft roadmap for the future use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), in a sign that policymakers are betting on the broad commercial and civilian uptake of self-flying drones and cars.

The roadmap — which was published on Monday by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) — provides a peek at how the government expects UAVs to be used in the following decade through the fleshing out of phased goals and targets.

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