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New autonomous driving sanitation vehicle unveiled in Zhangjiang

chinadaily.com.cn Updated:2019-09-02

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Ecodrive Sweeper G2, a second generation autonomous driving sanitation vehicle, gets to work at AIsland, Zhangjiang Science City in Shanghai on Aug 28. [Photo/pdtimes.com.cn]

Ecodrive Sweeper G2, a second generation autonomous driving sanitation vehicle, was unveiled at AIsland, Zhangjiang Science City in Shanghai on Aug 28 -- making the 66,000-square-meter AI hub the first demonstration site for the new device.

Jointly developed by Chinese smart robotic solutions provider Gaussian Robotics and a Yantai-based intelligent technology company, the newly-launched vehicle aims to minimize human intervention and be able to clear five kilometers of road per hour.

Equipped with monocular and binocular cameras, 3D laser radar, 2D laser radar, millimeter wave radar and high-precision GPS, the advanced device can automatically position garbage bins and refuse dumping.

"It will take only half an hour to clean the major roads at AIsland," said Yang Yubei, product manager of Gaussian Robotics, who added that the new vehicle can operate for up to eight hours at a time.

The upgraded vehicle will have automatic station recharging functionality, so as to enable unmanned management operations during the whole process.

Chen Tianhao, founder and CEO of Gaussian Robotics, said that with the latest generation production the partners aimed at ironing out previous kinks, aiming to promote the development of the industry by making use of technology.

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