1. China permits to test intelligent connected vehicles on public roads
On 12th April, China issued Intelligent Connected Vehicle Road Test Management Standards (Trial), which is the first nationwide standard in China to permit intelligent connected vehicles (ICVs) testing on public road across the country. The Standard will guide local governments to formulate implementation details of road testing. The standard will go into force on 1st May.
2.Volvo mass-produces first pure-electric truck in 2019, driving 300 miles on a single charging
Volvo will release its first pure-electric truck, FL Electric, which expects to be mass-produced in 2019. FL Electric reportedly adopts an electric engine of 175 horsepower output (reaching 248 horsepower in peak period) and 313 lb-ft torque, and is equipped with 2-6 lithium battery pack, with a net capacity of 100kWh to 300kWh.
3. Self-driving truck from China National Heavy Duty Truck Group begins trial operation
On 12th April, HOWO-T5G, the first L4 autonomous electric truck started trial operation in Tianjin Port, China. The truck, equipped with LiDAR, HD camera and intelligent computing modules, is capable of achieving several functions like road driving, automated parking, container loading and barrier warning.
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4. Autoliv’s self-driving company sets up in Shanghai
Autoliv’s wholly owned subsidiary VEONEER held an activity for riding experience, where it exhibited its Radar system, monocular vision system, stereo vision system, night vision system, driver-detecting system, ADAS ECU, etc. VEONEER is able to provide all ADAS functions required in Euro NCAP 2018. The company is developing more L3 and L4 self-driving functions targeting Euro NCAP 2020.
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