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China Wants Its Carmakers to Use a Homegrown Version of GPS

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  • Government promotes state-developed Beidou system for cars
  • GPS is maintained by U.S., was developed with defense funding

China is encouraging automakers to install its answer to the U.S.-developed Global Positioning System and advance autonomous driving technology as part of a broader push to upgrade the country’s transportation sector.

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