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Quang Ninh Pilots Self-Driving Car Route to China

Starting this Wednesday, tourists in Quang Ninh province and China’s Guangxi Zhang Autonomous Region can board a fleet of self-driving cars to visit the other country for a short trial period.

According to Global Times, the trial route links Mong Cai in Quang Ninh with Dongxing in China, allowing cars with up to nine seats to freely travel between the two towns for a maximum of three days per trip. Tourist cars, however, are only permitted in the two areas and must be monitored by tour agencies.

The People’s Committee of Quang Ninh specified that each tour must have at least five cars and at most 20 cars, and the total number of Chinese vehicles entering Vietnam per day must not exceed 100, reports Dan Tri.

The pilot run will last from now until January next year, when tourism officials from the two sides will assess its success before deciding whether to make it a more permanent feature of local tourism.

[Photo via Venture Beat]

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