China Relaxes High Definition Mapping Regulations To Power Self-Driving Cars

Caixin Global | Aug 8, 2020 at 9:14 PM
  • Chinese authorities have been cautiously easing restrictions on data collection for high definition maps used in self-driving technology, expanding the commercial use of some geographical information previously classified as state secrets.
  • China’s natural resources ministry and state secrets protection administration released the updated rules on state secrets protection in surveying and mapping (link in Chinese) in July.
  • The natural resources ministry has also been planning to lower the market access standards for companies to provide surveying and mapping services.