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Bits: China Moves Into Position to Develop Self-Driving Cars

The New York Times
Monday, April 4, 2016
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China Moves Into Position to Develop Self-Driving Cars | The technology industries in the United States and China have rarely developed in lock step with one another. For years, the United States was ahead in chips, software and the web. China was largely a manufacturing engine, but lately it has been doing more innovative things in mobile and messaging.
In the area of self-driving cars, though, there is now plenty of activity in both countries.
In the United States, large tech companies such as Google have pushed development of autonomous vehicles, as have carmakers like Tesla. Some of the companies are lobbying for regulatory changes to pave the way for the broad adoption of the vehicles later on down the line.
In China, there is also a lot of action around self-driving cars — and perhaps a better set of conditions for the burgeoning industry to thrive in because of more support from the government, among other factors, write John Markoff and Paul Mozur . Start-up activity in the field has increased, with top Chinese engineers setting up autonomous car companies — one of the latest to jump in is Gansha Wu, a veteran engineering manager at Intel, who has begun a self-driving car start-up called Uisee Technology. Read on.
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