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Self-driving heavy trucks pass tests in China


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The Economic Times  /  April 15, 2017

A pair of Chinese brand self-driving trucks have passed a navigation test, heralding a new era of intelligent, automated heavy vehicles.

Changchun, China-based FAW Jiefang, a leading Chinese truck manufacturer, debuted self-driving tractor and construction models at the FAW R&D Center’s proving grounds.

The trucks, which FAW Jiefang plans to commercialize as early as next year, were able to recognize obstacles, slow down, make a detour and speed up.

The autonomous trucks reacted correctly to traffic lights, adaptive cruise control, remote commands and successfully overtook.

FAW Jiefang head Mr. Hu Hanjie said the company has built a whole industry chain partnership to develop, manufacture, sell and service self-driving trucks.

The truckmaker has signed strategic cooperation agreements with internet giant Baidu, Hengrun Hi-tech, Ericsson, China Mobile, Bosch, ZF and lithium battery maker Optimum Nano.

The participation of more firms across the sector will accelerate the technology's use on heavy-duty vehicles, Hu said.


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