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One Year Anniversary! UISEE Autonomous Driving Logistics Vehicle Gives a Satisfactory Answer in Chongqing

One Year Anniversary! UISEE Autonomous Driving Logistics Vehicle Gives a Satisfactory Answer in Chongqing

Date: 2022-03-17
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In March 2021, the first unmanned logistics cars in southwest were put-in-service formally. By march of this year, the fleet built by UISEE has been officially operating for 365 days.

Reviewing the past year, the application advantages of driverless logistics vehicles in automobile manufacturing and other real economy scenarios have become increasingly clear, and it has once again delivered an amazing operation report.

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For most traditional logistics enterprises, the human transportation mode in the factory is often unable to balance cost, safety, and efficiency. Meanwhile the factory infrastructure is prone to aging, and the cost of manpower and operation and maintenance climbs year by year. Plant transport vehicles also face the following pain points.

  • The road surface may be narrow and uneven, which puts forward higher driving technology requirements for logistics vehicles.
  • Logistics vehicles often need to drag large volume of goods, and at any time to deal with complex conditions of emergencies, which are quite challenging even for veteran drivers.
  • In some parts of southwest China, the summer heat index is off the charts, and the heavy rain and high temperature are capricious. Unmanned operations need to adapt to the local temperature and ensure all-climate operation in the temperature range of 0-40+ degrees Celsius and in the heavy rain environment.

How to solve the above pain points on the basis of ensuring safe operation is a difficult problem that must be overcome, to achieve self-upgrading.

Innovation technology represented by autonomous driving technology continues to develop and begins to be recognized by many traditional enterprises. To realize the whole process of factory automation can fundamentally reduce labour cost, while ensuring safety. Thus, improving the efficiency of factory logistics is the best choice to realize the upgrading of the automobile logistics industry.

UISEE, built the commercial operation benchmark of hundreds of autonomous driving vehicles 2 years ago, gradually received more attention from many companies.

Targeted to tackle the challenges and pain points of logistics and transportation in the factory area in southwest China, UISEE responded positively, and customized the project scheme and quickly launched the field test of unmanned logistics vehicles.

During the trial run in 2020, the reliability and safety of the unmanned logistics vehicle and other indicators successfully passed the customer evaluation with high standards. In March 2021, after multiple rounds of scene upgrading and testing, the unmanned logistics vehicle was officially put into application in its Chongqing factory, and a total of 4 unmanned vehicles were invested for transportation.

As one of the first commercial unmanned logistics vehicles in southwest China, AI drivers of UISEE successfully help logistics customers explore and demonstrate a new operation mode of “Goods-to-Person” in the factory.

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UISEE unmanned logistics vehicle can overcome various difficulties in the actual operation scene of the factory and break users' pain points one by one. The most core technology is the intelligent driving system U-Drive, which contains three technical modules, namely intelligent driving algorithm, vehicle grading controller and cloud-based intelligent driving service platform.

Start with the car body, which is equipped with multiple HD cameras, 360's 3D sensing lidar and global positioning system, and redundant sensors. The combination of HD camera and lidar can improve the accuracy of all kinds of detection, achieve real-time environmental perception and centimetre-high precision positioning capability, and reaching effective sensing distance more than 70 meters.

However, the vehicle grading controller developed by UISEE can perfectly combine the perceptual data obtained above with the core algorithm of intelligent driving. When encountering pedestrian, roadblocks and uneven roads, it can automatically avoid or slow down, and even complete the operation requirements of unmanned transportation operations under various weather conditions such as heavy rain and high temperature.

In addition, the cloud-based service platform developed by UISEE is safe and ease to use, also has 7 x24 hours of real-time monitoring and vehicle equipment scale scheduling ability, which only requires one operator. Meanwhile, the platform can review the logistics operation, and constantly optimize the efficiency of the whole process of the factory.

To deal with unknown situations that may affect transportation efficiency and safety, UISEE has designed a multi-level failure monitoring and response mechanism for unmanned vehicles, which contains more than 100 safety strategies and covers nearly 1,000 potential risk scenarios.

As a local full-stack technology innovation enterprise, UISEE does not rely on external technology, and strictly ensures the security and integrity of data.

Since the first day of operation in Southwest China in March 2021, driverless logistics vehicles have become an important part of intelligent logistics in the customer's factory, responsible for the production and transportation of the enterprise.

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Through several numbers, we can see the application value of unmanned logistics vehicles more directly.

7X24:

Because it breaks through the limitations of manpower and time, the unmanned logistics vehicle can meet the requirements of 7X24 hours all-climate operation in all scenarios after entering the stable and normal operation stage.

365 days with 0 system accident

During the whole year's operation, these 4 unmanned logistics vehicles operated between the distribution centre and the final assembly workshop for more than 7,000 times, which not only greatly improved the plant's transport capacity, but also created a record of 365 days 0 system accidents.

70 & 500

During the peak period of logistics transportation in the factory area, the unmanned logistics vehicle realized nearly 70 roundtrips in a single day, carrying nearly 500 pallet materials (one pallet is about 1.2m*1m in size).

30%

According to statistics, the unmanned logistics vehicle project helps the enterprise effectively save manpower in double shifts, improves logistics transportation efficiency by up to 30% compared with traditional logistics trucks, and successfully achieves the enterprise's annual goal of reducing cost and increasing efficiency.

Additional points

As a one-time investment of fixed assets, the production of unmanned vehicles needs no extra invest, can completely solve the problem of increasing labour cost and training costs, and ensure the long-term economic benefits of the enterprise.

As a one-time investment of fixed assets, the production of unmanned vehicles needs no extra invest, can completely solve the problem of increasing labour cost and training costs, and ensure the long-term economic benefits of the enterprise.

At the present stage, while ensuring their traditional advantages, some traditional logistics enterprises start to cooperate with UISEE and other scientific innovation enterprises. With the help of new revolutionary technology to complete self-transcendence, and inject new energy into the factory, and bring a stable and sustainable development.

In the future, logistics is bound to be the intelligent logistics, and with the help of unmanned driving technology, logistics digitalization will become an indelible footnote of the whole industry.