AutoX in China has built the world’s first dedicated production facility in the country to produce Level 4 fully driverless RoboTaxis. Fleets of AutoX’s Gen5 system-equipped RoboTaxis are rolling off the production line and getting ready to hit the road as demand continues to soar for autonomous vehicles (AVs).
AutoX’s dedicated production facility uses ABB robots and control and transmission systems designed by Siemens, Omron, Schneider Electric, Philips, SEW, and Mitsubishi. The production line has completed three rounds of design and process optimizations to produce the self-driving vehicles.
The wiring and assembly of the two main sensor towers and blind-spot sensor suites are key elements of the design. Hidden in the trunk of the RoboTaxi is the AutoX XCU, the vehicle computing unit that powers the autonomous driving software stack as well as all of the vehicle’s high resolution sensors via automotive-grade connectors. The computer is connected to liquid cooling devices integrated with the vehicle’s thermal management system. After installation, the compact AutoX XCU is tucked under the trunk bed, leaving enough room for passengers’ luggage.
Every RoboTaxi coming off the pre-delivery inspection line then proceeds to the automatic multi-sensor calibration turntable, and goes through wheel calibration as well as temperature and waterproof testing. As soon as a RoboTaxi leaves the facility’s gates, it is ready to operate autonomously.
AutoX currently operates China’s largest service area for fully driverless RoboTaxis across 65 square miles (168 square kilometers) of Shenzhen. The vehicles are able to navigate all public roads in the Pingshan District of Shenzhen. It is also the second company to obtain California DMV’s completely driverless RoboTaxi permit.
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