Country for PR: China
Contributor: Xinhua News Agency
Friday, August 05 2022 - 15:06
Zibo, China poised to take the lead in intelligent connected vehicles
ZIBO, China, Aug. 5, 2022 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

In order to position itself in the lead of the intelligent connected vehicle 
(ICV) sector, the government of Zibo, Shandong, China has recently been working 
with ICV players, such as Baidu Apollo, QCraft, Dongfeng Yuexiang, Golden 
Dragon and Suntae Auto, the frontrunner in Zibo's ICV industry chain. The aim 
of the collaboration is to establish an ICV full-scenario ecosystem along the 
100km-plus stretch of road in the mountain park located in the eastern Zibo 
National New & Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone. 

By using communication networks and driverless technologies such as 5G, Mobile 
Edge Computing (MEC), and Vehicle to Everything (V2X), the Zibo ICV 
Full-Scenario Ecosystem Project has comprehensively tested capabilities like 
vehicle environment perception, intelligent decision making, collaborative 
control, and information exchange and sharing between humans, vehicles, roads, 
and the cloud with ICVs including multi-functional unmanned sightseeing 
vehicles, mobile shops, patrol vehicles, motor sweepers, mobile toilets and 
road-side and cloud-based auxiliary equipment. In doing so, the project aims to 
provide diversified services such as hailing unmanned shuttle buses on 
smartphones, smart shopping, dining and entertainment. Thus far, the project 
has put two unmanned motor sweepers, two unmanned mobile shops, and 15 unmanned 
sightseeing shuttle buses into operation. Furthermore, projects such as QCraft 
Robobus Production Line, Autonomous Driving R&D Center, Production Base, Sales 
Center, and Simulation Center have also been launched.

According to the Information Office of the People's Government of Zibo, since 
the start of 2022, Zibo has achieved creditable outcomes by focusing on the 
goals of the ecosystem, by driving the development of the ICV industry with 
scenario innovation, and by accelerating the construction of the ICV 
Full-Scenario Ecosystem Project. 

Source: Information Office of the People's Government of Zibo

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   Caption: The autonomous bus fleet debuts in Zibo


   Caption: The autonomous bus fleet driving in the mountain park in the Zibo 
National New & Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone