Jul 11, 2018 08:20 Asia/Tehran

Visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang , hailed China-Germany cooperation on autopilot and pledged more support in this field.

Joined by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Li attended an autopilot cooperation exhibition between the two countries.

He viewed three autopilot test vehicles produced by six enterprises and technological institutes from China and Germany.

Li was briefed on the progress of cooperation, the shares of enterprises from both countries and technological details.

The premier encouraged both sides to be more open to cooperation. German enterprises are expected to adjust their technologies and research to the Chinese market, Li said.

Li and Merkel also sat in an autopilot vehicle produced by both sides.

The two leaders also exchanged views on how autopilot can give priority to the protection of the interests of vulnerable groups in traffic, as well as the legal issues concerning the technology, and how the development of autopilot and of smart cities can help each other forward. They also talked about government support and regulations for enterprises.

German automobile manufacturers have been cooperating with Chinese universities in such fields as autopilot, big data of traffic management as well as education on innovation and business creation.