China has made self-driving auto technology a national priority, but the recent U.S. fatality involving an autonomous test car is prompting calls for the Chinese government to slow those efforts in the interest of public safety. China now has 93 pilot projects involving self-driving cars and shared-driving services nationwide, according to KPMG LLP. Some auto-industry leaders warn that developers may be moving too quickly toward testing on public roads. “It has to be based on solid research—you can’t just put some sensors on top of a car,” Li Shufu, the chairman of auto maker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. , said at an autonomous-driving conference in Beijing on Wednesday. The government should intervene, Mr. Li said, and keep unqualified aspirants off the road. China’s National Development and Reform Commission didn’t respond to requests for comment. In January, it published a draft blueprint for the country’s strategic development of autonomous […]