Chinese automated bus provider QCraft announced on October 12 that it will open the country's first normally operating urban open-road Robobus project in Suzhou within the year, and simultaneously launch Robobus normal operations in several cities in China.
In December 2019, QCraft entered into a strategic partnership with Suzhou Gaotie New City to gradually operate multiple driverless scenarios in Suzhou.
Relying on its self-developed core technology, QCraft conducted multi-location, multi-road testing three months after returning to China, and set up offices in Beijing, Shenzhen, Suzhou, Silicon Valley and other cities in China, as well as testing and operations.
QCraft's core technologies include large-scale intelligent simulation system, self-learning decision planning framework and multi-sensor fusion and timing fusion solutions.
Unlike traditional deployment of unmanned vehicles, QCraft will use its intelligent simulation system to conduct a large number of simulation tests before field testing, so that the first time on the road is very reliable and safe.
Currently, QCraft is starting Robobus normal operation in many cities in China to meet the demand of metro and micro-cycle connection in cities.
In July this year, Robobus, deployed by QCraft, made its debut in Suzhou.
This year, QCraft will deploy a number of Robobus urban microcirculation lines in Suzhou, covering the area around Suzhou North Station and Dawan Station of Suzhou Metro Line 2.
The announced routes have a total length of more than 4 km, with multiple stops along the way, connecting the core transportation hubs, commercial offices, shopping centers and residential communities in the new high-speed rail city of Suzhou.