WeRide Secures Singapore Autonomous Driving Licenses

WeRide, a leader in Level 4 autonomous driving technology, has successfully acquired the M1 and T1 licenses for autonomous vehicle testing in Singapore. This achievement makes WeRide the first and only company globally to hold similar permits in China, the United States, the United Arab Emirates, and now Singapore.

The M1 license authorizes WeRide’s Robobus for large-scale testing on public roads, including prominent areas like One North and the National University of Singapore. Obtaining this prestigious license required navigating stringent assessments, covering various aspects like obstacle recognition, avoidance, and overall safety performance.

WeRide achieved this feat in just three months, showcasing its global leadership in Level 4 autonomous driving. This rapid progress further highlights the company’s commitment to transforming urban transportation with innovative technologies.

WeRide Secures Singapore Autonomous Driving Licenses

With a 66% increase in domestic travel over the past decade, Singapore faces challenges like road congestion and an aging transportation workforce. WeRide’s autonomous public transport solutions address these issues, aligning with Singapore’s vision for sustainable development.

WeRide’s international expansion continued in 2023:

  • July: Awarded the first national-level autonomous driving license in the Middle East, allowing operations throughout the United Arab Emirates.
  • November: Granted permission to launch a commercial operation of fully driverless Robotaxis in Beijing, China.

Moving forward, WeRide will continue to:

  • Overcome challenges in the autonomous driving landscape.
  • Expand its reach to more countries and regions.
  • Transform urban living with safe and efficient autonomous driving solutions.

With its rapid progress and international success, WeRide is well-positioned to lead the future of autonomous transportation globally.


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