Seedland Group, one of China’s top real estate firms, recently deployed Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) into residential communities in China. The group applied Hachi Auto, an autonomous vehicle for smart communities, in one of its communities “Boston Ivy” in early November 2019. This is the first of its kind initiative in China that would allow the community residents to experience the convenience brought by technological innovation. The initiative is part of Seedland’s Smart Life System to promote world-changing technology innovation.
Hachi Auto is powered by LiDAR and vision technology, multi-sensor fusion algorithm, 3D obstacle detection and speed estimation that allows it to accurately move forward and backward, and turn around in the operating environment and automatically calculate the avoidance path without human intervention.
The vehicle can also adapt to different weather conditions like rainy, foggy and windy days. It has a powerful positioning algorithm with the accuracy of 2-5cm, keeping it from being affected by the GPS signal instability between community buildings. According to claims, the algorithm is a proven result of over 100,000 kilometers of road test consisting of over 2,000 times of driving experience without a single human intervention.
Hachi Auto is also connected with the Smart Life System of the Seedland communities, forming an advanced community intelligent cooperative transportation network in China. It enables the efficient cooperation among people, vehicles, roads and environment. For multiple scenarios in the community including retail, healthcare and education, it supports multiple functions like car-hailing and community bus, and reacts to complex environments. In addition, as the Smart Life System works 24 hours a day, vehicles can be monitored in real time to facilitate the maintenance and management, as well as order receiving and dynamic route planning and adjusting. It is also convenient for residents to view vehicle locations and select routes.
The vehicle features a minimalist design concept, it is the first unmanned commuter vehicle that won the German iF design award for the sleek contour lines and the panoramic passenger cockpit. It can carry three people at a time and claims to provide a comfortable riding experience with its ergonomic design, comprehensive coverage of sensors, processors and other components.
Moreover it is battery-powered with no carbon emissions. To use the vehicle on only needs to open the Hachi app, log in to select the community and send an order.
Source: Press Release