Where’s the driver? Meet the Driverless Robotaxis by AutoX moving on the roads in China

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Driving your car is seen as a great convenience but keeping your senses alert and active while driving is a THING. But the way human lives have become today and the way technology has seeped into every aspect of human existence so how about having a car that drives itself?

Please welcome RoboTaxis by AutoX.

The one-of-its-kind driverless car moving on the roads in downtown Shenzhen, becoming the first fleet of autonomous cars operational in China. The company leading the autonomous driving technology has been busy carrying out rigorous tests for the past half a year in the Tier 1 city.  The driverless Robotaxi by AutoX has been crafted and designed in such a manner that it can skillfully maneuver illegally parked automobiles, move around construction sites, giving way to scooters and pedestrians, and making an unprotected U-turn. The good part is that the car can operate via a full-stack of AutoX driver platform without the need for any human intervention or remote operation.

AutoX has been on this journey of testing these Robotaxis utilizing a fleet of 25 driverless RoboTaxis along with five more vehicles in testing phases globally. The most impressive feature of these driverless cars is it will well-equipped as it contains a 5th generation system efficiently supporting the autonomous vehicles in urban areas. Now, this new generation has a very powerful sensing technology that can deftly tackle the most complex and densest traffic situations like cyclists, small pets, and pedestrians operating close to the vehicle concurrently.

Hmmmmm.. that’s something to dig deep into!

 This 5th generation sensing system makes use of a range of ultra-high-resolution cameras- comprising of two LiDAR sensors along with advanced 4D RADAR sensors placed on both sides of the vehicles. The cameras have numerous blind spot sensing suites on all sides of the vehicle. This allows the vehicle to have a multi-sensor fusion surround vision detecting small-sized objects in blind spots.

In July 2020, AutoX became the third company to obtain a Driverless Permit from the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Well with this permit, passengers can drive up to as much as 45 miles per hour on the public roads of the state. In the beautiful cities of Shenzhen and Shanghai, there are already over 100 RoboTaxis operating. In fact, in August 2020, the company launched a service called Shanghai RoboTaxi for the public. Now the Shanghai passengers could use Alibaba’s AutoNavi ride-hailing app (a.k.a. Amap, Gaode, or 高德) to ride an AutoX RoboTaxi. Cool, right?

And AutoX is not stopping there as the company has set up a RoboTaxi Operations Center in Shanghai serving as the largest self–driving data hub in Asia. This data is accumulated as a result of RoboTaxi testing conducted in the Chinese cities where the population is dense and the traffic situation extremely difficult. The company then utilizes this data to improve and update its driving operations.

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