Vietnamese transport ministry allows autonomous car development

Vietnamese transport ministry allows autonomous car development

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Vietnam: Vietnam’s Ministry of Transport supports the development of self-driving cars because it is in line with the government’s strategy on the fourth industrial revolution development, reported Xinhua News agency.

The ministry in Hanoi has positively responded to a proposal by a local technology firm named FPT Software on allowing it to operate its driverless cars on a trial basis on the internal road in a hi-tech park in Ho Chi Minh City, reported Vietnamese newspaper Giao Thong Van Tai.

In 2016, FPT Software established a specialized unit to develop automotive applications, including autonomous cars that are capable of sensing their environment and navigating without any human intervention.

The company said its self-driving cars can run at a speed of 25 km per hour, and automatically apply brake or avoid obstacles.