Cainiao and Dharma Academy announced that the Cainiao unmanned car Xiaomandong has completed a total of 350 launches, covering more than 200 colleges and universities in more than 70 cities across the country. During Double 11, all staff will be on duty to deliver express delivery to college teachers and students. It is reported that 350 unmanned vehicles entering the campus is also the largest unmanned vehicle distribution cluster at the end of express delivery in the country.
Cainiao data shows that the volume of express delivery in colleges and universities continues to grow steadily, and the demand for unmanned vehicles has increased significantly. In the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, the number of unmanned vehicles has increased from 3 to 4; in Sichuan University, the number has doubled, and there will be 6 unmanned vehicles running on campus during Double 11; in Tianjin Normal University, 9 unmanned vehicles will be responsible Thousands of express parcels are delivered to the door every day; some campuses have more than 10 unmanned vehicles, such as Zhejiang University and Sichuan Culture and Art Institute.
According to Xiang Guo, the person in charge of the Cainiao Inn campus, an unmanned vehicle works 8 hours a day on average and can deliver up to 400 couriers. According to the number of reserved express orders and road conditions, the unmanned vehicle will automatically calculate the optimal route. As a “polite car”, an unmanned vehicle will take the initiative to avoid obstacles when it encounters an obstacle; before turning, it will automatically turn on the turn signal and shuttle between the flow of people and traffic. “The large-scale launch of unmanned vehicles provides a more convenient way for college teachers and students to get express delivery, and it can also effectively alleviate the pressure on the site during the peak period of double 11 orders.”
Wang Gang, the head of the Autonomous Driving Laboratory of the Dharma Academy, previously revealed that as of the end of September this year, the first anniversary of the launch of the Cainiao unmanned car Xiaomanlu has delivered a total of 1 million orders for 200,000 users. The scale of the unmanned delivery fleet for Double 11 is currently expanded to 350 vehicles, and by March 2022, it will be expanded to 1,000 vehicles.
“Xiaomanlu has L4 autonomous driving capabilities, and has industry-leading competitiveness in terms of intelligence, safety, and mass production. After years of research and development, the rookie self-driving car Xiaomanlu has the capability of productization and standardization. , Can be rolled out on a large scale.” Wang Gang said.