DeepWay has unveiled the Xingtu smart new energy heavy-duty truck with a computing power of more than 500 TOPS and ultra-long-distance sensing capabilities of more than one kilometre.
The Baidu-backed company’s new vehicle is powered by Baidu’s AI technology stack and the Baidu Apollo autonomous driving platform,
A a prime example of next generation vehicles, it is designed to enable L3 self-driving on high-speed freight routes and achieve L4 capabilities on these routes between 2024 and 2026.
“Autonomous driving must use advanced driverless technology to create new products that offer the ultimate experience in order to achieve commercial success. This new generation of vehicle is by no means just a modified truck – it’s a robot truck,” said Yunpeng Wang, Vice President and General Manager of Autonomous Driving Technology at Baidu.
The Apollo technology underlying Xingtu has been developed by Baidu since 2013 and has completed nearly 8.7 million test miles. This new energy heavy-duty truck adds intelligent freight to Baidu’s existing autonomous driving solutions including passenger cars, Apollo Go robotaxis and minibuses, expanding the applications of intelligent driving to industry and business.
In the near term, DeepWay will focus on R&D and manufacturing of smart new energy heavy-duty trucks and promote the commercialisation of L4 autonomous driving technology in China.