China has unveiled new self-driving guidelines aimed at expediting the development and adoption of autonomous vehicles in the region.

A collaboration between China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Ministry of Public Security, and the Ministry of Transport, the guidelines include filing registrations to become independent legal entities, testing on designated streets, and non-public zone requirements for initial testing.

Another mandate calls for self-driving vehicles to be equipped with standard driving modes for human drivers to take charge in the event of a malfunction.

“To ensure the safety of road tests, we will not only not only require that road tests take place on prescribed streets, but also that the test driver sits in the driver position throughout, monitoring the car and the surrounding environment and ready to take control of the car at any time,” said Vice-Industry Minister Xi Guobin in a statement posted on the Ministry of Industry of Information Technology website.

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The new self-driving guidelines also intend to allow China to better compete on the world stage world stage in the areas of transportation-related manufacturing and technology.

“We will accelerate to build a strong manufacturing country, a strong country in science and technology with strong networks and transportation,” added Guobin.

Bluechip Chinese brands, such as Alibaba, Baidu, and gaming giant Tencent, have already started to conduct self-driving tests, in various stages of completion, with the goal of achieving Level 4 autonomy, a distinction granted to vehicles which can self-drive in most scenarios without the need for a human driver.

Other areas of progress have been increased partnerships, such as Alibaba’s partnership with China’s largest auto manufacturer, SAIC Motor, and Baidu’s Daimler focus to support its self-driving system, Apollo.