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Merkel and China's Premier drive SEDRIC

Merkel and China's Premier drive SEDRIC

Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang attended a demonstration on autonomous driving in Berlin. The Chancellor and her state guest also undertook a test drive in the Volkswagen concept car SEDRIC.

The Chancellor seemed impressed when she appeared before a group of German and international journalists on Tuesday at the former Tempelhof Airport in Berlin. It had been exciting, said Angela Merkel, "to experience autonomous driving in practice". Prior to this, Merkel, together with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, had participated in a demonstration of various projects in this area of Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW. Merkel also took the opportunity to test drive the fully electric and autonomous Volkswagen concept vehicle SEDRIC together with Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess. "We took a short drive and arrived safe and sound", Merkel told her audience about the experience.

Li Keqiang is currently in Germany for German-Chinese consultations. During his state visit, Volkswagen has already signed several declarations of intent with Chinese partners on cooperations in the areas of e-mobility, connectivity, mobility services and autonomous driving. Key technologies in which Merkel relies on a fruitful cooperation from which both countries will benefit. "Development is in full swing," said Angela Merkel. "It would be nice if Germany and China were among the leaders."

 

Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang attended a demonstration on autonomous driving in Berlin. The Chancellor and her state guest also undertook a test drive in the Volkswagen concept car SEDRIC together with Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess.
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Merkel and China's Premier drive SEDRIC