Innoviz brings autonomous trucks to Xi’an port

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Innoviz Technologies is cooperating with Shaanxi Heavy Duty Automobile to deploy autonomous trucks for an upcoming project at the port in Xi’an, China.

At the first stage of the project, InnovizPro lidar from the Israeli provider of sensors and software will be used in Shaanxi Truck’s autonomous proof of concept project. The ultimate goal is for it to be deployed on up to 600 trucks at the site.

The Innoviz lidar will provide sensing, mapping and location functions for autonomous driving at speeds of under 30kph in the harbor area.

The lidar is used to create detailed maps and real-time identification of free space or drivable space, as well as object detection. One major task for the trucks is to enable autonomous loading and unloading of containers in the port.

Chinese legislations stated that all trucks must have at least two advanced driving assistance systems, a camera and either a radar or lidar system by May 2020.

Omer Keilaf, CEO and co-founder of Innoviz said, “Innoviz sees tremendous opportunity in extending autonomous technology to the trucking sector. We are therefore looking forward to the work ahead for this project with Shaanxi Trucks.”

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