On May 9, Qiantu Motor and China Mobile (Suzhou) Ltd. (referred to as "Suzhou Mobile") formally reached a 5G autonomous-vehicle demonstration operations strategic cooperation. Qiantu Motor will work with Suzhou Mobile to develop new 5G applications in smart manufacturing, IoT, big data, smart transportation and other fields, a step that further implements Qiantu Motor’s planning and layout for smart mobility and realizes Qiantu Motor’s vision of creating smart network-based mobility ecosystem based on the nation’s future smart transportation network.
Leaders and guests that attended the signing ceremony included Chen Ming, member of the Standing Committee of the Party Working Committee of the High-tech Zone and Secretary of the Party Working Committee of the Science and Technology City, Cheng Bo, head of Jiangsu Smart Network Connectivity Automobile Innovation Center, Wang Kejian, President of Qiantu Motor, and Zhou Jiancheng, General Manager of China Mobile (Suzhou). Together they witnessed the formal establishment of strategic cooperation between Qiantu Motor and Suzhou Mobile.
Focusing on smart mobility in the future, Qiantu Motor not only seeks breakthroughs in the field of autonomous driving, but by integrating with the enhancement of the nation’s smart transportation layout and cooperating with national smart vehicle connectivity platforms, it also continuously improves vehicle’s smart technology and creates future smart mobility that truly realizes V2X, vehicle-to-vehicle communications, detailed and accurate exchange of road conditions and basic information. For Qiantu Motor, the signing of this strategic contract with Suzhou Mobile is a crucial step in the process of realizing smart transportation. Before this, Qiantu Motor has independently developed and mastered many smart technologies such as cloud-controlled platform system, unmanned vehicle system, and made substantial progress in the field of smart mobility.
Qiantu Motor’s driverless vechile can not only support 4G/5G communication and realize autonomous driving by car-and-road cooperative driving, it also has the ability to identify obstacles, so that it can automatically complete the functions of safe starting and stopping, real-time route planning and so on. In addition, the driverless cars of Qiantu Motor were equipped with automatic wireless charging function, so that the vehicle will independently complete a series of smart autonomous driving actions, such as searching for charging stations, parking, connecting to charging equipment. On this basis, with the support of various advantageous resources of Suzhou Mobile, Qiantu Motor will create an unmanned goods-flow test area in Suzhou Hi-tech Zone on the open road between Suzhou Qiantu Motor Company and WATTPACK Factory. High-precision maps based on this section will be customized and designed, and precise smart route planning will be carried out to realize the demonstration operation of unmanned logistic flow. The further implementation of this technology can not only help Qiantu Motor improve transportation efficiency, but also effectively reduce personnel costs, as well as accumulate rich technical experience for the future application and practice of mass-produced driverless technology on open roads.
With the signing of this 5G autonomous vehicle demostraton operation strategy with Suzhou Mobile, Qiantu Motor will provide GPS signal guidance service for smart connected vehicles more quickly and accurately using 5G networks, fully open the exploration and research of the smart driving system of unmanned vehicle in 5G commercial logistics scenario, and formally enter the next stage of the commercial logistics scenario practice with auto-piloting smart technology. It is worth mentioning that, with 5G-enalbed car-road cooperative driving, the driverless logistics vehicle of Qiantu Motor with the Rechargeable Energy Storage System (RESS) and Vehicle Control Unit (VCU) independently developed by CH-Auto Technology has formally entered the prototype test stage, and will complete road tests this year.
In the future, Qiantu Motor will continue to introduce pure electric vehicles covering multiple segments of the market according to different consumer needs in different scenarios. While keeping technology as the core, through the continuous exploration and research of smart-driving technology for unmanned vehicles, it will realize the successful extension of unmanned driving technology from goods logistics to consumer daily travel, and truly complete automobile smart connectivity layout planning for the 5G era.