The self-driving technology company TuSimple announced today that it has successfully completed China’s first fully unmanned test of self-driving heavy trucks on public roads, without safety officers on duty or any human intervention throughout the process.
According to reports, the fully unmanned test area includes public test roads for autonomous driving such as the Deepwater Port Logistics Park and the Donghai Bridge. Scenes such as partial road closure of the lane and heavy fog and crosswind weather.
The fully unmanned test is completed by TuSimple’s self-developed automatic driving system. There is no safety driver in the car, and there is no remote control of the vehicle or intervention in other traffic conditions.
TuSimple Future said that TuSimple China’s fully unmanned test project lasted more than 2 years and is committed to developing an autonomous driving system that meets the requirements of SAE L4 level and ensures that its redundancy, reliability and stability can be used on open roads. Realize fully unmanned safe operation.
“The completion of this fully unmanned test is a very important technical milestone. This is another major breakthrough after we successfully completed the fully unmanned test in Arizona, USA in 2021.” Lu Cheng, President and CEO of TuSimple, said, “The success of fully unmanned tests in different markets around the world further proves the leadership and safety of TuSimple autonomous driving system.”
According to a previous report, TuSimple has obtained the first batch of road test licenses for driverless intelligent networked vehicles in the country, which are issued by Shanghai Pudong New Area.
On June 6, 2023, TuSimple officially announced its entry into the Japanese market in the future and has begun self-driving tests on the Tomei Expressway that connects Japan’s three major metropolitan areas. It is reported that this trunk line is one of the most important trunk logistics transportation routes in Japan.