A vehicle (front) on self-driving tests runs on a road in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 30, 2019. (Xinhua/Ju Huanzong)
BEIJING, June 15 (Xinhua) -- China has recently rolled out a series of policies to promote industrialization of the Internet of Vehicles (IoVs), the Shanghai Securities News reported on Tuesday.
The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), the Ministry of Transport, and the Standardization Administration have recently unveiled a guideline for the construction of the national IoV industry standards.
According to the guideline, the country will preliminary establish a standard system that supports the IoV application and the development of the IoV industry by the end of 2022 and it aims to formulate a standard system that can support the application of the IoV and meet the needs of transportation management and service by 2025.
In terms of technology, the MIIT this month issued a circular to encourage the use of the cryptographic technology to enhance security assurance capabilities of the IoVs.
In addition to the efforts made by the central authorities, the local governments are also accelerating the development of the IoVs.
In May, Shenzhen, the country's southern tech hub, issued a draft to further relax the conditions for road testing and demonstration applications of intelligent connected vehicles.
Industry insiders generally believe that this means that driverless cars are expected to be legally on the road in Shenzhen.
In April, Beijing, capital of China, released a policy to grant the first batch of road test licenses in an IoV pilot zone to companies such as Baidu, Didi, and Pony.ai. (Edited by Hu Pingchao with Xinua Silk Road, email@example.com)