Groupe PSA secures China licence

Groupe PSA has obtained a licence to start autonomous driving tests on open roads in China.

The French company has been testing autonomous cars in France since 2015, but becomes the first French carmaker to do so in China.

Its challenge will be to integrate Groupe PSA’s technology into the Chinese ecosystem since the environment, infrastructure, map system and road users are different.

Carla Gohin, vice president, Innovation of Groupe PSA, said, ‘Obtaining the license for autonomous driving tests on open roads in China is a remarkable milestone for Groupe PSA, as China is the largest automobile market in the world and is witnessing the boom in the development of autonomous driving technology. This marks an important step for our AVA ‘Autonomous for All’ program, which aims to provide safe and intuitive autonomous cars for all customers. From this fresh start, we’ll continuously bring our cutting-edge technology to Chinese customers.’