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CNHTC Driverless Electric Truck Enters Operation in Tianjin Harbor

Date:2018-04-16 Source:www.chinatrucks.com

On April 12, the world’s first driverless electric truck officially started operation in Tianjin Harbor. Jointly developed by China National Heavy-duty Truck Corporation (CNHTC), Tianjin Harbor Group and Tianjin Zhuxian Hi-tech Company, the truck is taking the world’s truck manufacturing industry to a brand new era.

CNHTC Driverless Electric Truck Start Operation in Tianjin Harbor

Without any human assistance, Howo T5G electric truck made by CNHTC delivered impressive performances on its first day of operation. It is believed that the operation of driverless electric trucks will further speed up the flow of containers at the harbor and help the city combat air pollution.

Being able to accurately identify barriers, Howo T5G electric truck also makes immediate and accurate responses, accomplishing a series of sophisticated tasks, such as automatic start-up, braking, accurate positioning, loading and unloading container.

“Howo T5G truck is equipped with Beidou positioning system and laser radar, millimeter-wave radar and advanced cameras, ensuring the vehicle’s consistent performances at night, on raining, foggy or snowy days,” revealed Dr. Zhang Tianlei, CEO of Tianjin Zhuxian Hi-tech Company.

“By well integrating such state-of-art technologies as artificial intelligence, internet of vehicles, cloud computing, new energy power system and new materials, the truck has the internationally competitive driving system and centralized driving control system. It is able to drive 120 km when fully loaded. In addition, it takes less than one hour for the vehicle to be fully recharged,” said Tian Lei, Deputy Director of Vehicle Electronics Design Department, Technological Development Center of CNHTC. (www.chinatrucks.com)

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