AutoX begins production of Gen5 autonomous driving system for robotaxis

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Chinese autonomous driving developer AutoX has begun production of its latest Gen5 system for fully driverless robotaxis. The system has 50 sensors and a vehicle control unit packing 2,200 TOPS computing power. It relies on 28 cameras capturing a total of 220 million pixels per second, six high-resolution lidars offering 15 million points per second, and 4D radar with 0.9º resolution encompassing 360º around the vehicle.

Using camera and lidar fusion perception blind-spot modules, the company claims its Gen5 system covers the entire robotaxi body with zero blind spots and represents the world’s best combination of sensor resolution and computing capabilities for Level 4 autonomous driving systems.

The company states that Gen5 enables its robotaxis to drive safely on China’s complex urban streets, and that it is capable of detecting occluded delivery scooters behind vehicles from several hundred meters away. The system’s higher-resolution sensing capability also enables the robotaxis to drive safely at higher speeds, extending the operational design domain of the driverless fleet.

AutoX notes that the Gen5 system is built with an electric and electronic architecture that satisfies global functional safety standards, and that the production process is established with strict supplier management and quality control on a modular and vehicle level.

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