Pininfarina has spread far beyond the roots of its car design. The Italian design house has built a tractor, a driving simulator and even Motor1.comIts logo. The latest, Pininfarina from Shanghai, the company’s Chinese studio, looks like it could carry a bunch of Pininfarina creations. It’s called the Deepway Jingtu, and it’s a sleek new semi-truck packed with the latest self-driving technology and a stunning futuristic cabin.
Fully autonomous vehicles that can go everywhere are still a dream and will remain one for years to come. However, the road to that future will see technology used in a limited fashion, such as the trucking industry. Self-driving semi-designed with 11 onboard cameras, an infrared detector, five millimeter-wave radar and a LIDAR sensor, Deepway Jingtu demonstrates what it takes to achieve this. According to the company, Semity can achieve ultra-long-range detection of more than 1 km.
DeepWay, an affiliate of Baidu, uses Baidu’s autonomous driving technology to enable “Intelligent Driving” for the Highway Intelligence System (HIS), which is a bold claim. Smooth Semike Powering is an all-electric powertrain with a custom-developed 450-kWh battery pack that allows it to travel up to 300 kilometers (186 miles) on a single charge when fully loaded with 49 tons of cargo. It has a low 0.35 drag coefficient, which contributes to its impressive range. Recharging large batteries won’t be a problem because Semi has a quick-replacement solution that can replace a pack in six minutes.
It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. It aims to “promote the commercialization of L4 autonomous driving technology” in China in the coming years and is a great way to explore self-driving technology focusing on the trucking industry before our children go to school autonomously.