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Three companies collaborate to bring autonomy to China’s public transport by 2022

Posted: 11 January 2019 | | No comments yet

A new joint effort marks a step toward a future of smart public transportation and enhanced urban mobility, powered by autonomous driving technology.

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Mobileye (an Intel company), Beijing Public Transport Corporation (BPTC) and Beijing Beytai (Beytai) have announced that they are exploring a collaboration to commercially deploy autonomous public transport services in China.

BPTC, Mobileye and Beytai will work closely to develop and promote the autonomous driving solution in China’s public transportation sector. The new solution is expected to be initially deployed in 2022.

The potential partnership aims to promote the development of autonomous driving technology in public transportation, establish a new industry standard and improve overall quality of services.

The level-4 AV system is a turnkey driverless solution comprised of hardware, driving policy, safety software and map data. The end-to-end technology solution is designed to retrofit vehicles with autonomous capabilities that help minimise accidents.

Mobileye’s proprietary reinforcement learning algorithms enable human-like driving skills for vehicle systems, meaning vehicles equipped with the AV kit are able to negotiate with human-driven vehicles on the road in complex situations.

A responsibility-sensitive safety (RSS) model helps ensure the autonomous vehicle will make safe decisions. RSS is an open and transparent formal model that provides safety parameters for AV decision-making, formalising common sense human-centred concepts of what it means to drive safely. While the planning behind driving policy gets vehicles from A to B, RSS helps keep them safe along the way.

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