Renault has said it will set up an autonomous driving demonstration zone in the city of Wuhan in central China.

The demonstration zone will be jointly built by the Renault Group, its joint venture Dongfeng Renault Automotive Company (DRAC) and Wuhan Caidian Ecological Development Group. The three parties have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU).

It will be the first open autonomous drive (AD) demonstration zone in China and is expected to be launched in November.

At the demonstration zone, visitors will be able to witness and experience Renault AD vehicle and technology. An electric self-driving car of Renault will be allowed to run on a 2 km road.

Under the MOU, Renault will provide construction standards of demonstration sites and vehicles equipped with autonomous driving technologies. DRAC will be responsible for the vehicle maintenance and technical support.

Wuhan Caidian Ecological Development Group will be in charge of the demonstration zone construction and management, according to the MOU.

Renault plans to have a package of AD technologies on multiple models on the market by 2020.