China to allow road trials of intelligent connected vehicles

BEIJING (Reuters) – China will allow road trials of some intelligent connected vehicles (ICVs) in designated city areas, the industry ministry said on Friday.

The world’s largest auto market has set its long-term strategic focus on ICVs in a push to become the leading global player in the still nascent industry.

The trials apply to levels 3 and 4 in China’s five categories of autonomous driving, the ministry of industry and information technology said in a website statement.

(Reporting by Beijing Newsroom; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)