A self-driving (Driver less) car built by Chongqing Changan Automobile Co, Ford’s Chinese partner, has successfully completed 1,200 miles (nearly 1950 kilometers) of drive across China according to report.
In a statement to the Shenzen stock exchange, the company revealed that the car had traveled from Chongqing in the southwest to Beijing in the northeast, using camera sensors and radar to test a variety of functions. These included lane-changing, automatic cruising, assisted driving in high traffic, traffic sign recognition,signal identification, speed reduction and voice control.
It completed its journey in six days, which averages out at 200 miles (322 Kilometer) per day. This is consistent with Google’s 54 self-driving cars on public roads, which average between 185 and 275 miles per day.
Chingqing is among several companies competing to put automated cars on China’s roads, and aims to have a viable product by 2020.