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China set to become global leader in automated driving market

China is on the cusp of claiming the mantle of global leadership in the realm of autonomous driving technology. According to an analysis conducted by consulting firm S&P Global Mobility, China is poised to outpace all other regions in terms of sales volume by the year 2035, asserting dominance not only in advanced driver-assist systems but also in the burgeoning full robotaxi markets.China’s rise in this sector occurs against a backdrop of a somewhat subdued global perspective. Initial optimism about a swift transition to complete autonomy has faded, and the prospect of individually owned autonomous vehicles will require a further 10 years of development.At present, self-driving vehicles are expected to predominantly function as robotaxis within defined geographic regions. The S&P Global Mobility report anticipates that by the middle of the next decade, there will be less than 800,000 robotaxis sold and in operation worldwide, with approximately 57 percent, situated in China.

Mr. Gu Weihao, CEO of GWM backed autonomous driving startup Haomo.AI is chasing their $12,767 delivery robot on Sep 23rd in Shunyi, Beijing, where the company based.

In the United States, the absence of comprehensive national regulations isn’t necessarily impeding deployment efforts. China on the other hand has forged a unified national strategy that actively facilitates deployments.Under this strategy, companies receive support for infrastructure enhancements, and individual firms collaborate closely with city and regional authorities in designated zones to expedite their commercial operations.Technical and infrastructure challenges persist across the world, irrespective of the region. There is no indication of anxiety or scaling back of efforts from China. Many Chinese automotive companies are poised to incorporate an increased array of automated features, primarily due to their development of newer electric vehicle models from the ground up.