Chinese automakers are relying significantly on assisted driving technologies as they compete for a piece of the world’s largest automotive market.
Last year, China sold roughly 21.5 million passenger automobiles.
According to industry figures available through the Wind database, that’s nearly the amount of sales in the United States, Europe, and Japan combined.
Jidu unveils a concept car that it says is 90% of what customers will get next year for about $30,000.
The four-seat vehicle has replaced the dashboard with a long screen extending across the front of the car and removed cockpit buttons.
Two large external sensors for assisted driving can retract, for aesthetics and for protection in the event of an emergency.
Many electric cars, including Tesla, Nio, and Xpeng, offer some form of tech-enabled driving assistance.
While electric car sales have surged, interest in Jidu’s concept car appeared modest — about 50,000 people viewed one of the main streams on WeChat.
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