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Autonomous robo-taxis booked for Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games

Cao Cao Mobility is working with self-driving vehicle technology provider DeepRoute to advance the design, development and commercialisation of its fleet of electric vehicles.

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DeepRoute-Sense II will transform the Cao Cao fleet of EVs into robo-taxis
DeepRoute-Sense II will transform the Cao Cao fleet of EVs into robo-taxis

DeepRoute, an international self-driving vehicle technology provider and Cao Cao Mobility, a subsidiary of the Geely Technology Group, have partnered to advance the design, development and commercialisation of Cao Cao’s autonomous robo-taxis service.

 

Cao Cao will integrate DeepRoute’s new full-stack self-driving system, including its second generation sensing system DeepRoute-Sense II, into its fleet of Geometry A fully electric vehicles (EVs) with the aim of them being deployed at the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China.

 

Self-driving capabilities

 

According to the partners, DeepRoute-Sense II will transform Cao Cao fleet of electric vehicles into robo-taxis with advanced self-driving capabilities. DeepRoute’s comprehensive system provides vehicles with every component needed for self-driving technology – including sensing, HD mapping, perception, planning and control, simulation system and cloud technology.

 

“Our partnership with DeepRoute reinforces our shared vision of making transportation safer, connected and accessible as we work together to develop the highest-performing and safest autonomous vehicles,” said Jinliang Liu, chairman of Cao Cao Mobility.

 

“As the chief partner of the 2022 Asian Games, we are excited to have the athletes and guests experience riding in autonomous robo-taxis, which will be the primary mode of transportation in the not-so-distant future.”

 

The slim, water-resistant roof-box design for DeepRoute-Sense houses seven DeepRoute-Vision vehicle cameras, three LiDAR sensors, a global navigation satellite system (GNSS) with two GPS antennas, and other advanced sensors.

“Our partnership with DeepRoute reinforces our shared vision of making transportation safer, connected and accessible as we work together to develop the highest-performing and safest autonomous vehicles”

The system also integrates a telecommunication and data synchronisation controller to accurately synchronise data from the different sensors in real time. With built-in 5G support, DeepRoute-Sense gives companies the ability to remotely control vehicles so operators can take over a vehicle’s driving system if needed.

 

“It is an honour to be working alongside automotive giant Geely and Cao Cao to demonstrate our innovative self-driving technologies at the upcoming 2022 Asian Games,” added Nianqiu Liu, vice president of DeepRoute.

 

“Our second generation DeepRoute-Sense system will help drive this new era of transportation forward with our comprehensive self-driving technologies integrated into one compact design for easy integration and deployment.”

 

DeepRoute was founded by a team with a track record of technological innovation in multiple companies, including Google, Microsoft and Ford. The company operates out of research centres located in Shenzhen and Beijing.

 

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