BEIJING, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) – Beijing has pledged to promote the related smart vehicle industry and related industries, which are expected to have a market value of 100 billion yuan (about 14.4 billion US dollars) by 2022, according to a white paper published by local authorities on Sunday.
Beijing will push innovation and research on related smart vehicles to ensure their use at the Winter Olympics in 2022, according to the White Paper issued by the Beijing Municipal Economic and IT Commission on the sidelines of the World Conference on Intelligent Vehicles, held in Beijing from Oct. 18 to 21. .
An experimental area will be built on an area of 50,000 hectares, while more than 2,000 km of roads in Beijing will be allocated for testing.
The city will also accelerate the construction of intelligent traffic system and Internet vehicles, according to the White Paper.
The development of this type of vehicle can help improve traffic safety, meet the objectives of saving energy, reducing emissions, eliminating traffic congestion and achieving social benefits.