China designates pilot areas for 'vehicle-road-cloud integration' for smart cars

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's industry ministry has selected 20 localities, including Beijing and Shanghai, as participants in a pilot programme for application of "vehicle-road-cloud integration" for intelligent connected vehicles.

The country aims to build a unified and shared standard system for "vehicle-road-cloud integration" - aimed at putting smart connected vehicles on the road - by 2026, the ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

(Reporting by Qiaoyi Li, Ethan Wang and Ryan Woo)