PSA Group has obtained a license from local authorities to test an autonomous vehicle on roads in the southwest China municipality of Chongqing.
The automaker is using a self-driving Peugeot 4008 crossover, which was assembled at PSA’s joint venture with Dongfeng Motor Group.
PSA has been testing autonomous vehicles in France since 2015. The challenge in adapting its autonomous driving technology for China lies in the differing local environment, infrastructure, map system and road users from those in Europe, PSA said.
Three European luxury car brands -- BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz -- have already received permits from other Chinese cities to test self-driving vehicles on local roads.