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Pony.ai Express to deploy NVIDIA DRIVE Orin fleet of autonomous trucks

by Stuart Ross on August 04, 2022 Categories: News

 NVIDIA DRIVE Orin

China’s largest heavy-equipment manufacturer, labour intensive industries will soon be replaced by robots. From production lines to delivery trucks the future of manufacturing is here today.

China’s largest heavy-equipment manufacturer, labour intensive industries will soon be replaced by robots. From production lines to delivery trucks the future of manufacturing is here today.

More than 160 years after the legendary Pony Express delivery service completed its first route, a new generation of “Pony”-emblazoned vehicles are taking on long haul journeys with an AI powered approach.

The future of transportation just got smarter with this partnership between China's SANY Heavy Truck and Autonomous Driving Company Pony.ai! With their joint efforts, these level 4 autonomous trucks will be able to operate using a new controller built by NVIDIA DRIVE Orin that can handle more complicated driving conditions than ever before - all without any human input required whatsoever.

With new technology coming out every day, it's time for long-haul trucks to switch over from traditional power sources. The joint venture plans on producing a mixed fleet of alternative fuel and internal combustion engine vehicles with the goal being increasing their share in this market over time - which will help companies save money while also decreasing carbon emissions.

The addressable market for heavy trucks in China is substantial. In 2021 alone, sales exceeded 1 million units according to data from the country's auto manufacturers' association.

The trucking industry is facing a shortage of drivers that will put pressure on costs. To ease this, companies have turned toward autonomous trucks for help in finding more efficient ways to transport goods across borders and distances.

This year, Pony.ai and SANY are delivering on their promise of automated solutions with small-scale deliveries beginning this coming April! By 2024 they plan to have mass production for 10K trucks per year.