By Mark Schaub Atticus Zhao King & Wood Mallesons’ Corporate group

On 27 February 2018, Shanghai Municipal Economic Information Commission (SMEIC), Shanghai Municipal Public Security Bureau (SMPSB) and Shanghai Municipal Transportation Commission (SMTC) jointly issued the Shanghai Regulations on Intelligent and Connected Vehicles Road Testing (Trial) (“Shanghai Regulations”)[1]
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By Mark Schaub and Atticus Zhao King & Wood Mallesons’ Corporate & Securities group

On 15 December 2017, Beijing Municipal Commission of Transport, Beijing Traffic Management Bureau and Beijing Municipal Commission of Economy and Information Technology jointly issued the Beijing Guidance on Accelerating Road Testing for Self-driving Vehicles (Trial) and Beijing Implementing Rules for Managing Road Testing for Self-driving Vehicles (Trial) (collectively “Regulations”)[1]. 
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By Mark Schaub, Atticus Zhao and Jerry Wang King & Wood Mallesons’ Corporate & Securities group

Many countries recognize the significant road safety, economic and environmental benefits that automated driving technologies may bring. As a result the eventual roll-out of autonomous technology is awaited with great eagerness but before automated driving vehicles can be commercially launched they will need to undergo strict technical and road tests to ensure their safety.
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