Following Shanghai and Guangzhou, Beijing will become the third city in China to implement regulations for testing of autonomous self-driving vehicles with driver onboard. The new regulations were issued by the Beijing Municipal Commission of Transport, along with relevant authorities and organizations.
Under the new regulations, autonomous vehicles are required to be installed with the function to enable the instant switch from autonomous driving mode to manual mode. In addition, drivers in autonomous vehicles must be at least 18 years old of age, with good civil record. Drivers are also required to have recorded at least 100 hours of autonomous driving tests in autonomous vehicles.