Shanghai/Munich / 02.03.2018

NIO Was Issued First Shanghai Intelligent Connected Vehicle Test Permit

NIO has obtained the permit required for testing autonomous vehicles on public roads in Shanghai. The permit was issued by the Shanghai Municipal Government, with NIO becoming the first company to receive such a permit in China.


During the event, Chen Mingbo, Chairman of Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Informatization highly praised NIO’s autonomous driving technology R&D and tests. “NIO is an industrial leader in intelligence, electrification and connectivity – working on leading-edge technology, R&D and testing” the Chairman said. “We hope that NIO can continue to make contributions to China’s autonomous driving development after getting the permit.”

In a statement during the event, NIO Co-Founder and President Lihong Qin stated, “We are honored to have received the permit from the Shanghai Municipal Government. Their decision to grant us this permit shows their faith in NIO’s autonomous driving R&D technology and testing. We will now be able to further the development of our autonomous driving technologies.”

The NIO ES8 has already gone through extensive trials in enclosed testing areas and sites. With the permit obtained, NIO has the legal protection for future road tests on designated roads in Shanghai.


October 2016

NIO started testing autonomous driving systems

October 13, 2016

NIO U.S. received its autonomous vehicle testing permit in California.

February 23, 2017

The NIO EP9 set a world record for the fastest self-driving car with a top speed of 257 kph and beat the fastest COTA lap time of a road legal production car.

July 31, 2017

NIO U.S. came in the first place at the DEF CON 25 “Capture the Flag” Competition.

August 15, 2017

The NIO ES8 started ADAS field tests in the U.S.

September 27, 2017

NIO came in first place at the China Information Security Games “Comprehensive Group” competition.

December 16, 2017

NIO launched their advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS), NIO Pilot. The NIO ES8 is the world’s first vehicle to come equipped with the Mobileye EyeQ4 system.

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