China’s Ministry of Transport (MOT) and Ministry of Science and Technology have issued an advisory focusing on Technological problems -solving and self-reliance in key transport sector technology based on innovation through 2035.

The document emphasizes making breakthroughs regarding technical problems in the transport sector and sets a goal to achieve self-reliance in key technology by the target date, MOT spokesperson Sun Wenjian told a press conference on Thursday.

It also lays out a series of research and development tasks on fundamental research, core technology, modern engineering technology and frontier disruptive technology to bolster supply.

Adhering to the philosophy of coordinated development of upstream and downstream industrial chains, transformation and upgrading of transportation construction, equipment and service sectors will be fully promoted.

Sun said that legislation on artificial intelligence, autonomous driving and unmanned aerial vehicles will be studied and drawn up.

China will issue a guideline to promote science and technology development in transport sector, aiming to solve key technological problems which hinder the sector’s development, the Ministry of Transport said on Thursday.

The guideline, jointly issued by the Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Science and Technology, sets a goal for China to master key technologies in transport sector by 2035.

“China’s bridges, roads, ports and high-speed railways have become the nation’s new calling card. Supported by technologies, China’s transport sector has experienced a great leap. But shortcomings do exist, such as in fundamental research and cutting-edge technologies,” said Sun Wenjian, a spokesman for the Ministry of Transport, adding that the system to encourage innovation also has space for improvement.

The guideline sets two goals. In short-term development, by 2025, fundamental and applied studies in transportation will be significantly strengthened. Breakthroughs will be achieved in core technologies. Integration of cutting-edge technologies and transportation will be promoted, Sun told an online news conference in Beijing on Thursday.

In the long-term goal to be met by 2035, capabilities in fundamental research and innovation in the sector will be fully enhanced. China will master key core technologies. Cutting-edge technologies will be fully integrated with transportation. A science and technology system to support the development of transportation will be established, Sun said.

Source: CGTN

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