We've covered a lot of autonomous developments recently, but none are quite as grand in their scale as this one. There's a new world record for 'largest parade of autonomous cars', and it belongs to a Chinese car company.
The world record attempt took place in late November 2018 at the Dianjiang test track, near Changan's headquarters in the Chinese city of Chongqing.
During the attempt, 56 crossovers drove along a 3.2 kilometre section of the track at 30km/h. According to Guinness World Records, one car was disqualified because the safety driver took control of the vehicle for a portion of the parade.
Each car was separated by about two car lengths, and the whole attempt took nine minutes and seven seconds to complete.
Changan made a few changes to the cars' standard assisted driving system. Engineers reportedly improved the system's ability to detect the edge of its lane and position of the car in front.
The cars were also permitted to follow the car in front more closely, as the closed test track environment has significantly fewer variables than the real world.
During their preparation for this world record attempt, the team at Changan also made sure field personnel, and photography and videography equipment wouldn't interfere the procession of cars.