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CHINA BRIEF | State-owned Changan Automobile unveils level 3 self-driving system

The automaker will start mass production of vehicles equipped with this system later this month.

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Chongqing-based automaker Changan Automobile has released its level 3 autonomous driving system, the company announced on Tuesday.

The self-driving system will be equipped in the Chongqing-based automaker’s UNI-T models, unveiled on March 5. The automaker will start mass production of UNI-T vehicles later this month.

Under the standards outlined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), level 3 automation allows vehicles to drive without human operations in limited driving conditions while a human driver will respond to requests for intervention and take manual control in emergencies.

Changan’s self-driving system has a maximum detection radius of over 200 meters with an accuracy of 10 centimeters. Vehicles equipped with this system has traveled a total of nearly 50 million kilometers in test drives under over 10,000 road conditions, said Zhu Huarong, Changan Automobile’s president.

This article is part of KrASIA’s “China Brief” section, where KrASIA’s reporters will provide quick daily updates about the tech ecosystem in China.