Future market China at Auto Shanghai 2017
China remains the largest car market in the world and wants to be also at the head for electric mobility and autonomous driving. These future trends are in the foreground at Auto Shanghai from 20 to 27 April 2017.
In 2017, Auto Shanghai will focus on the topics of "alternative drive systems" and "autonomous driving" or "connected cars". Especially in the giant, booming cities of China, alternative drive systems for vehicles play an important role. To improve the air quality, China needs immediate alternatives for vehicles with internal combustion engines.
The State already subsidizes the purchase of so-called "New Energy Vehicles". Currently, public users (like urban transport, taxis and logistics companies as well as public authorities) are mainly equipped with vehicles that have the new technology.
According to Dong Yang, Vice President of the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), autonomous driving cars should already be common in China as soon as the year 2030.