deploys Robotaxi fleet in Shenzhen

  • May 9, 2022
  • William Payne

Chinese self-driving start-up has assembled a Robotaxi fleet equipped with its L4 autonomous driving solution, Driver 2.0. Composed of 30 SAIC Motor MARVEL R SUVs, the Robotaxi fleet will deploy in Shenzhen, China, in the coming months. is collaborating with local and international car makers to achieve series production of L4 autonomous driving vehicles and expects to reduce the current $10,000 cost by around 70%.

Driver 2.0 sensor configurations can be customised to meet automakers’ needs, equipped with two to five solid-state LiDARs and eight cameras. Its proprietary low-energy consumption computing platform and inference engine combined with NVIDIA DRIVE Orin SoCs will allow the company to meet automotive-grade standards for series production more quickly.’s camera-based redundancy perception system provides autonomous capabilities should other sensors malfunction, in addition to 5G remote control and network safety redundancy fused into the safety-critical systems. anticipates that mass production of L4 autonomous driving vehicles equipped with Driver 2.0 will begin in 2024 and be available for consumer purchase afterwards.

“We aspire to be the top facilitator of smart transportation, bringing high-performance, advanced autonomous driving capabilities to the market at an accessible price. The debut of this groundbreaking Robotaxi fleet offers the industry a vivid sneak peek into the future of L4 Robotaxis and what is possible for the consumer vehicle,” said Maxwell Zhou, CEO of “As our technology advances, our path to commercialisation accelerates.”’s Robotaxi fleet across Wuhan, Shenzhen, Hangzhou and Fremont, CA, now includes a variety of models: GAC Aion, SAIC Motor Marvel R, Lincoln MKZ, Geely, Dongfeng Motors E70 and Ford Mondeo.