[Explanation] Yangquan, Shanxi is the first people's city created by the Communist Party of China, and it is also the main battlefield of the first stage of the Hundred Regiments War, which is famous at home and abroad. It is located in the middle of the Taihang Mountains, where coal resources are abundant. Rapid economic development, known as "Little Shanghai".

Prosperous because of coal, but also trapped because of coal, Yangquan began the green transformation road of resource-based city.

  In midsummer, the former "coal capital" was full of greenery. The reporter drove on the road of the city's high-tech zone, and from time to time there were unique unmanned retail vehicles and unmanned sanitation vehicles passing through.

Yangquan is the first prefecture-level city in the country to open up autonomous driving in the whole region. The local area vigorously implements the strategy of prioritizing the development of the digital economy, accelerates the layout on the track of "unmanned driving", and is building a "city of smart cars".

In February 2022, driverless taxis have been opened to the public locally.

In a local urban park, the reporter experienced the driverless taxi on the spot.

  [Concurrent] Reporter Li Xinsuo

  I will call a driverless taxi through the mobile app, now we call the vehicle.

(After 6 minutes) The taxi I called showed that it had arrived at my starting point. Let's experience how this driverless taxi is different from a traditional taxi.

Click to start the trip.

Autopilot is on.

OK, the vehicle starts to start.

Although we now see that there is a safety officer in the main driving position of the vehicle, in fact, his role is to ensure the safety of the vehicle, and it is actually in an unmanned state.

This is in accordance with the current laws and regulations of our country, there must be such a security officer.

  [Concurrent] Shi Qinjun, Operations Director of Yangquan Linghang Technology Industry Co., Ltd.

  Then you can see that we have seen the self-driving vehicle on this screen, and now we want to turn, the whole process is done autonomously, you can see that the steering wheel is turning by itself.

Pedestrians have been automatically identified and avoided.

The vehicles we are riding now have reached the L4 level (autonomous driving level), which is also the highest level at present. The whole process of the L4 level is unmanned operation, and people do not need to operate, including autonomous turning, autonomous U-turn, autonomous lane change , Autonomous braking, this series of behaviors are all completed by the self-driving vehicle itself.

We are now driving on this Dalian Street, and we have deployed intelligent transportation infrastructure at 6 intersections.

Then, a perception unit such as our camera radar, a computing unit, and a communication unit are installed on the original traffic signal pole.

Then, when the intersection detects some information about the road conditions, it can release the information to the vehicle in time.

Then, when the car end does not drive to this intersection, it has actually predicted some conditions at the intersection ahead, so this is also the future of intelligent transportation, which can achieve a very good traffic efficiency.

  [Explanation] After getting off the bus at Yungu Science and Technology Innovation Park, the reporter saw a row of unmanned retail vehicles parked in front of the office building.

  [Concurrent] Reporter Li Xinsuo

  It is 1:20 noon, and my current location is in front of an office building in Yangquan Yungu Science and Technology Innovation Park.

Then during this time period, I can see six or seven unmanned and self-driving sales vehicles around me.

During this time period, the lunch box carried on the car body has been sold out, and we can take a look at it along the picture of the camera.

Its operation interface is actually very simple. The buyer only needs to scan the QR code, select the product and open the door to pick up the goods, and then close your warehouse door.

Everyone's taste of such emerging products is still very high, because at one o'clock at noon, the entire container of goods has been sold out.

  [Explanation] In addition to driverless retail vehicles, in Yangquan, driverless application scenarios also include buses, security vehicles, mini buses, government vehicles, etc.

  [Concurrent] Shi Qinjun, Operations Director of Yangquan Linghang Technology Industry Co., Ltd.

  As for this unmanned security vehicle, it can replace manual night patrols, and it also greatly improves our work efficiency and safety.

Well, this car is actually a self-driving anti-epidemic car. When the epidemic broke out this year, it also supported our Shanxi University and sent anti-epidemic materials to local teachers and students.

  [Explanation] As a state-supported smart IoT application base pilot city and one of the first batch of new smart city pilot cities supported by Shanxi, Yangquan adds digital economy industry, Shanxi Yangquan Autonomous Driving Vehicle-Road Collaboration Demonstration Zone (urban road section), Neolithic Projects such as the commercial application demonstration of "5G + unmanned vehicles" and the new ecology of vehicles and roads have been implemented successively.

  [Concurrent] Xu Chao, Director of Strategic Cooperation, Baidu Intelligent Transportation Business Department

  Yangquan is currently the only prefecture-level city in the country that has opened the city-wide autonomous driving test.

At the same time, Yangquan also issued a commercial operation license for autonomous driving.

We have now landed in Yangquan, including self-driving taxis and self-driving buses, a series of daily transportation that can carry people, which can meet the daily transportation needs of citizens.

In the future, we will explore some applications of smart cities in smart traffic management, smart urban management, smart transportation, smart road administration, etc., and make use of the smart transportation system we have already installed to contribute to the entire smart city. .

  Reporter Qu Lixia Li Xinsuo reported from Yangquan, Shanxi

Responsible editor: [Luo Pan]

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