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Audi China receives Beijing test license for autonomous driving

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Audi China receives Beijing test license for autonomous driving

- Second Level 4 autonomous driving test license for Audi in China
- Important milestone after receiving test license in Wuxi, the model city for connected traffic in eastern China
- Thomas Owsianski, President of Audi China: “Intensifying development of autonomous driving and intelligent connected cars”

Beijing, October 16, 2018 - Audi China has recently obtained a test license for Level 4 autonomous driving in Beijing. After receiving the first test license in Wuxi on September 14, Audi is now conducting autonomous driving tests in two major Chinese cities.

Audi will conduct autonomous driving tests on designated public roads of the Beijing Economic-Technological Development Area, Shunyi District and Fangshan District. By testing different driving scenarios Audi China will contribute to further improve Audi's autonomous driving technology.

"As an important part of Audi's 2025 strategy, Audi China is intensifying its development of autonomous driving and intelligent connected cars. We aim to provide our Chinese customers with smart driving technology that is adapted to China's road conditions," said Thomas Owsianski, President of Audi China. “The acquisition of the Beijing test license for autonomous driving is another important achievement for Audi China's research and development in China.”

Audi China obtained its first test license for autonomous driving in Wuxi during the World Internet of Things Exposition 2018 in September. Audi is the first international automobile manufacturer to send autonomous Level 4 test vehicles to the road in Wuxi, the model city for connected traffic in eastern China. In addition, Audi China will launch another development and testing hub in Wuxi in the first quarter of 2019 to support testing of autonomous and connected driving technologies on site.

Contact:

Franziska Queling
Corporate Communications
Email: Franziska.Queling@audi.com.cn