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Cao Cao and DeepRoute Form Autonomous Driving Partnership


Cao Cao and DeepRoute Form Autonomous Driving Partnership Ahead of Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games

DeepRoute’s new Level 4 self-driving system will be used in Cao Cao’s autonomous robo-taxis service at the multisport event

DeepRoute, an international self-driving vehicle technology provider, and Cao Cao Mobility, a strategically invested business of Geely Technology Group, are pleased to announce the companies’ partnership to advance the design, development and commercialization of Cao Cao’s Level 4 autonomous robo-taxis service.

The autonomous vehicles, powered by DeepRoute’s innovative self-driving technology solution, will be deployed at the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China.

Cao Cao will integrate DeepRoute’s new Level 4 full-stack self-driving system, including its second generation sensing system, DeepRoute-Sense II, into its dedicated fleet of Geometry A fully electric vehicles at the multisport event. The autonomous robo-taxis represent a new milestone in Cao Cao and Geely’s vision to usher in a fully autonomous future where transportation is safer and more efficient. Asian Games athletes and guests will be able to use the Cao Cao app to seamlessly hail these vehicles to get around the event sites.

DeepRoute’s new, second generation sensing system, DeepRoute-Sense II, will transform Cao Cao’s fleet of electric vehicles into robo-taxis with advanced self-driving capabilities. DeepRoute’s comprehensive system provides vehicles with every component needed for Level 4 self-driving technology – including sensing, HD mapping, perception, planning and control, simulation system and cloud technology.

The slim, water-resistant roof-box design for DeepRoute-Sense houses seven DeepRoute-Vision vehicle cameras, three LiDAR sensors, a global navigation satellite system (GNSS) with two GPS antennas, and other advanced sensors. The system also integrates a telecommunication and data synchronization controller to accurately synchronize data from the different sensors in real time. With built-in 5G support, DeepRoute-Sense gives companies the ability to remotely control vehicles so operators can take over a vehicle’s driving system if needed. Plus, 5G capabilities will be essential for future vehicle-to-vehicle communication networks in smart cities. This fully integrated design makes it easier for companies to quickly and safely test and deploy autonomous vehicle fleets around the world.

“Our partnership with DeepRoute reinforces our shared vision of making transportation safer, connected and accessible as we work together to develop the highest-performing and safest autonomous vehicles,” said Jinliang Liu, chairman of Cao Cao Mobility. “As the chief partner of the 2022 Asian Games, we are excited to have the athletes and guests experience riding in autonomous robo-taxis, which will be be the primary mode of transportation in the not-so-distant future.”

“It is an honor to be working alongside automotive giant Geely and Cao Cao to demonstrate our innovative self-driving technologies at the upcoming 2022 Asian Games,” says Nianqiu Liu, vice president of DeepRoute. “Our second generation DeepRoute-Sense system will help drive this new era of transportation forward with our comprehensive self-driving technologies integrated into one compact design for easy integration and deployment.”

Source: DeepRoute

LYNK & CO To Revolutionise The Connected Car

LYNK & CO Will Change the Way You Experience Driving

The world has changed—but cars have not. This was the fundamental problem facing the founders of LYNK & CO, who had long been disappointed by the sluggish evolution of the auto industry. Luckily for them (and for all of us), those frustrations are about to hit the road. Today, the company celebrates its official launch as a revolutionary new car brand designed to push the industry’s long-standing limits—and we at Tictail couldn’t be more excited to be a part of it.

“We have decided to end the game of follow the leader,” the company says. But what does this mean for you? For one: It’s a whole new way of owning and operating a car. It’s also an innovative, forward-thinking, and completely redefined experience of mobility.

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A few of the car’s stand-out features:

An open platform. Collaborating with Microsoft, Alibaba, and Ericsson, LYNK & CO have devised a cutting-edge digital platform with an open API—one that’s meant to stir up “endless opportunities to personalize, enrich and expand the automobile experience.”

Sharable locks. Say goodbye to conventional physical locks. All LYNK & CO cars will be equipped with technology that allows users to give friends, family, and co-workers access to their cars whenever they choose.

Electrified powertrains. All LYNK & CO cars will utilize Compact Modular Architecture (technology shared with Volvo), which boasts top-notch safety features and “the latest powertrain, driving dynamics, and connectivity technology.”

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“For someone who loves cars, technology and challenger brands, the last few years have been exciting. Our team has all the industry experience required to build a premium car,but this time we started from blank—without the limitation of a brand heritage,” says Senior Vice President Alain Visser. “We set out to challenge industry conventions in order to build a modern experience that goes far beyond the actual product. What we now have is a first-class, ultra-connected car, an open platform and a brand that will be developed collaboratively over the years. This is just the beginning.”

LYNK & CO cars will be available online and at select in-store locations.

Source: LYNK &CO