Thursday, December 5

Autonomous Commuter Vehicle Launched in China


Source: Seedland Group

GUANGZHOU, China – Seedland Group has launched Hachi Auto, an autonomous vehicle for smart communities, in one of the Seedland communities – “Boston Ivy” – early last month, becoming the first to bring UGV into residential communities in China.

As a part of Seedland’s Smart Life System, Hachi Auto allows the community residents to experience the convenience brought by technological innovation.

Powered by LiDAR and vision technology, multi-sensor fusion algorithm, 3D obstacle detection and speed estimation, the vehicle can accurately move forward and backward, and turn around in the operating environment and automatically calculate the avoidance path without human intervention.

The vehicle can adapt to different weather conditions like rainy, foggy and windy days. (To ensure a reasonable riding experience, operation will be suspended in severe weather). It has a powerful positioning algorithm with the accuracy of 2-5cm, keeping it from being affected by GPS signal instability between community buildings. The algorithm is a proven result of over 100,000 kilometers of road test consisting of over 2,000 times of driving experience without a single human intervention.

Another great feature of Hachi Auto is that it is connected with the Smart Life System of the Seedland communities, forming an advanced community intelligent cooperative transportation network in China. It enables the efficient cooperation among people, vehicles, roads and environment.

For multiple scenarios in the community including retail, healthcare and education, this autonomous vehicle supports multiple functions like car-hailing and community bus and reacts to complex environments. In addition, as the Smart Life System works 24 hours a day, vehicles can be monitored in real time to facilitate the maintenance and management, as well as order receiving and dynamic route planning and adjusting. It is also convenient for residents to view vehicle locations and select routes.

Featuring a minimalist design concept, it is the first unmanned commuter vehicle that won the German iF design award for the sleek contour lines and the panoramic passenger cockpit. Hachi Auto can carry three people at a. What’s more, Hachi Auto is battery-powered with no carbon emissions.

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