Our favorite Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi at his press conference in August, he showed us the first images of his futuristic car s autonomous driving. This is the real form of the upcoming technology.
Xiaomi vs autonomous car driving
Yesterday's press conference was a big day for Xiaomi. The manufacturer presented several key products within its portfolio, such as a foldable smartphone Xiaomi MIX Fold 2. There was also a prototype humanoid robot CyberOne or even the presentation of an autonomous vehicle.
When we talk about an autonomous vehicle, we mean fully autonomous operation, without the intervention of the driver. The big surprise that Xiaomi came up with is the software itself, which will be integrated in its guts.
Production until 2024?
The body of the prototype is familiar to us, given that this particular car has already been tested on Chinese streets in recent weeks. However, the manufacturer emphasized that this is not the final form of the vehicle that it plans to put into production.
Now we know that Xiaomi's intention is to have autonomous traffic on the streets by 2024. The purpose of the project is to bring a completely autonomous vehicle that can be called from a mobile phone, for example via a mobile application, and which will successfully take us to our destination without human intervention.
During the presentation video, the vehicle was shown for the first time driving on Asian streets, overcoming the obstacles encountered on its way, and we also see the interface it offers. This interface detects and analyzes other road users, including other motorists or pedestrians.
It has also been confirmed that this vehicle, with an electric drive, can also charge itself. It can automatically overtake other cars, and even park a recharges without anyone having to connect any type of charger. This service will be taken care of automatically by a specific robot at the respective charging station. The vehicle opens the charging cover independently.
Advanced technology supplemented by infrastructure
Infrastructure in individual cities will also be a very important part of this technology. As you can see, on a technical level, this product is very advanced, because it will be able to perform many processes in real time, which until recently seemed practically impossible.
However, we must also take into account the condition of the road, the setting of traffic lights at intersections, as well as other elements of road safety, which may differ slightly in individual locations. At present, however, this technology, at least in the testing stage, appears to be very reliable.
Currently, we do not know any other technical details of the upcoming electric car. Xiaomi had in the past weeks problems also with the Chinese government, and we are so curious whether the announced date of 2024 will be fulfilled. However, it is definitely an ambitious project that has a chance of success.
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