COSCO, China Mobile complete automated vehicle trial at Chinese port
China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO) subsidiary Cosco Shipping Ports said it has completed a 5G-enabled, automated vehicle trial at China’s Port of Xiamen.
In a release, the company said that the trial was carried out in partnership with China Mobile and Dongfeng Commercial Vehicle on May 11.
For the trial, an automated truck was used to deliver the containers for loading the COSCO Shipping Rose vessel at Xiamen Port. The automated truck also collected the containers that were unloaded from the vessel, COSCO said.
“Driving all the way from the front of the wharf to Jingyi Road, it automatically avoided obstacles on the road to enter the F1 yard, and completed a series of operations such as accurate positioning with the tyre crane and unloading in the yard, smoothly completing the loading and unloading operation processes,” the company said.
Furthermore, COSCO Shipping Ports, COSCO Shipping Technology Co., and China Mobile (Shanghai) ICT have issued the Implementation Plan And Roadmap For 5G Smart Ports, which sets out the definition and vision of 5G smart port construction.
By 2025, the coastal container hub ports aim to initially establish an intelligent system with comprehensive perception, ubiquitous interconnection, and port-vehicle collaboration, as proposed in the Guiding Opinions on Building Word-class Port, COSCO said.
COSCO Shipping, China Mobile and Dongfeng Motor Corporation also jointly held the “5G+ Driverless-enabled Smart Ports” online conference in six cities, namely Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan, Shiyan, Hong Kong and Xiamen, through China Mobile 5G online video conference system, demonstrating the on-site operation of driverless container trucks for ports.
“The three parties of the cooperation actively responded to the development strategy of National Strength in Transportation by expanding Smart+ to enable the transformation and upgrading of the manufacturing industry, which further promoted the in-depth integration of 5G technology and the construction of smart ports,” COSCO said.
“The research results presented at this conference provided an implementation plan for domestic and international 5G smart ports, which was a concrete action to accelerate the implementation of Broadband China and National Strength in Transportation strategies and to promote the construction of new infrastructure.”