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2nd CIIE to have autonomous driving experience area

Xinhua | Updated: 2019-08-31 14:19
The CIIE logo and mascot Jinbao are showcased at a news conference in Shanghai on July 27, 2018. [Photo by Yang Yang/chinadaily.com.cn]

SHANGHAI - The second China International Import Expo (CIIE) slated to be held in November will introduce an outdoor autonomous driving experience section, the expo organizer said Friday.

The section will cover 20,000 square meters, where visitors can experience 5G auto driving. 5G coverage at the National Exhibition and Convention Center of Shanghai, the venue for the CIIE, is currently under construction, and is expected to be completed by the end of September.

A total of 69 exhibitors from 16 countries and regions will join the expo's auto exhibition area.

Tommaso Croce, business director of Iveco China, said the company will have its Asia debut of some new car models during the expo.

Auto giant Hyundai Motor Group from the Republic of Korea has expanded its exhibition area to 1,400 square meters from 600 square meters at the first CIIE, said Lee Hyuk Joon, vice-president of Hyundai Motor Group (China).

China is likely to become the world's largest autonomous driving market in the future, with an estimated revenue of more than 500 billion U.S. dollars from new car sales and travel services related to autonomous driving by 2030, experts said.

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