British media pay attention to Chinas robot port: handling containers with automatic driving trucks

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 British media pay attention to Chinas robot port: handling containers with automatic driving trucks


A huge crane is hoisting a container full of cargo in the air on a spring morning in the north of the Caofeidian port in the north of China, and moving it to a truck on a side, the New Scientist Weekly reported on April 26th. Although someone is sitting in the car, the careful observer will find that the truck is dictating itself. The report says this is because the truck is one of the 5 motorcycles that are composed of automatic driving trucks. This is the first time an automated driving truck has been put into operation in this form. The pilot project aims to prove that the automatic driving vehicle can play the role of end tractors and transport containers from the port to the freight yard. The report noted that in recent years, some large ports have been using automatic driving container carts, such as the Yangshan port near Shanghai and the Rotterdam port in Holland, but the autopilot truck has not been popular elsewhere. This is because the cost of equipping and updating this system will be very high. According to the report, an automatic driving vehicle often costs $700 thousand. In some cases, the port must also install special lighthouse or guide signs, which means that the port may need to be closed for several weeks for system installation and updating. In contrast, Tucson Future Technology Co., Ltd., which provides automatic driving freight trucks for Caofeidian port, says they can refit a $50 thousand tag, with a $20 thousand camera, radar, GPS and computer processor, and it will go on its own. Mr. Ouyang of Tucson Future Technology Co., Ltd., says Tucson Future Technology Co., Ltd. is negotiating with 10 ports in China and is expected to announce the first sale contract for autopilot terminal tractor in the second half of this year. Other ports in Singapore and Europe are also testing autopilot trucks, but Caofeidian is the first to use their ports in the form of auto - driving truck convoys. (compiling / Wu Mei) Data: in the container terminal of Caofeidian port area in Tangshan port, a freight car loaded with container is heading for the pier (photo taken in September 8, 2017). Xinhua News Agency issued this article source: Reference News Network Editor: Zhang Zutao _NT5054 Data: in the container terminal of Caofeidian port area in Tangshan port, a freight car loaded with container is heading for the pier (photo taken in September 8, 2017). Shen Jizhong