In April 2021, Meituan’s newest generation of autonomous delivery vehicles launched for customer operation. This new model has L4-level autonomous driving capabilities along with enhanced safety features. Since July 2020, Ecotron has been the supplier for Meituan in the autonomous driving control unit (ADCU).
The ADCU is the latest generation equipped with an NVIDIA Xavier and an Infineon TC297. The API and firmware on the ADCU are based on the ROS system. The new structural design and software architecture has also passed a multitude of production-level automotive-grade tests.
In this project, our ADCU receives data from multiple sensors, FPD-link III cameras, LiDAR, vehicle-mounted ethernet, cloud data (V2X), and acquires vehicle dynamic data from VCU so that it can support decision-making and route planning algorithms.
In addition to delivery vehicles, our ADCU has been used in autonomous mining trucks, street cleaning vehicles, buses, and other commercial vehicles.
Ecotron has customized technical engineering services and controller products for major car companies and OEMs, to build leading autonomous vehicle systems.
Check out below video of Meituan delivery vehicle powered by Ecotron ADCU!