AutoX introduces new robotic taxi system, taxis will run on roads without a driver


AutoX, the robotic company backed by Chinese giant Alibaba, has reportedly introduced a new driverless system, which is an upgrade of the existing system, at an event in Shanghai. The company is calling this system AutoX Gen5 i.e. Generation 5. Obviously being the next generation system, it will involve many upgrades. Safety is the biggest issue for driverless driving systems and the company says that this system is now more secure than ever. The company had reportedly announced the start of test-runs for its driverless taxis in China in December 2020.

Gizmochina’s Report As per reports, AutoX has announced a new system for its driverless vehicles at an event. The company’s CEO and founder Jianxiong Xiao has stated that the new system is better than the existing platform of its competitors and comes with more powerful hardware than before. It is specially designed to deliver seamless navigation safely to the complex urban driving architecture of China. The report says that the AutoX Gen5 system is the first system to support fully driverless robo taxis on China’s public roads. Its production has reportedly started in the country.

Talking about its features, this system comes with a Vehicle Control Unit (VCU) equipped with 50 sensors and 2200 TOPS computing power. It is equipped with 28 cameras and also comes with six high-res LiDAR and 4D RADAR, which cover the full 360 degrees around the vehicle with 0.9-degree resolution. Thanks to these LiDAR and camera systems, the system ensures that there is no blind spot left for the vehicle. All these sensors combined with the system enable robo taxis to safely navigate China’s complex road system packed with traffic, the event said.

Let us tell you that AutoX started business in 2016 and the company has been continuously developing on Robotaxi since then. The company does not do business only in China. Its R&D team is also spread out of China to various cities globally.

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