- Published: 28 September 2022
WeRide, a global leader in autonomous driving, joined hands with Saudi Company for Artificial Intelligence (SCAI) for the first test ride of driverless robobus in the Middle East. WeRide had earlier launched the driverless robotaxi service in Abu Dhabi.
This is the first fully driverless test ride of robobus in the Middle East country which will run from today (September 19) until September 22.
Previously, WeRide had launched the region's first driverless public robotaxi service at Abu Dhabi.
The launch of the driverless robobus in Riyadh is a major milestone for WeRide in spreading its global footprint, thanks to its best-in-class autonomous driving technology and rich commercial experience in the Middle East.
The Global Artificial Intelligence Summit (GAIS) is a prominent global event organized by the Saudi Authority for Data and Artificial Intelligence (SDAIA).
"Riyadh is a city full of innovation, and its smart city ecology is rapidly developing. Autonomous driving is an important part of the smart city ecosystem. The launch of WeRide's robobus in Riyadh is a very exciting exploration for both Riyadh and WeRide," remarked Dr Yan Li, the co-founder, and CTO of WeRide, in his speech on "Smart Cities."
“Based on the premise of prioritizing safety, L4 autonomous driving technology not only improves the efficiency and experience of future urban mobility, but also redefines the travel space," he stated, while sharing his insights on how autonomous driving may improve future urban life.
"We can envision that the smart city will be connected by different scenes and varied autonomous driving products and solutions in the future," Dr Li added.
Since its establishment in 2017, WeRide has offered an all-rounded product mix of robotaxi, mini robobus, robovan, robo street sweeper, and advanced driving solution across the widest range of use cases, including online ride-hailing, on-demand transport, urban logistics, street cleaning and L2+/L3 solution.
WeRide said its cumulative autonomous mileage has reached over 12,000,000 km. It has conducted autonomous driving R&D, testing, as well as trial and commercial operations in 25 cities and five countries around the world, it added.
Quelle/Source: Trade Arabia, 21.09.2022