The partnership will help WeRide in accelerating its on-board application of automotive-grade smart solid-state LiDAR. It will also speed up the large-scale series production and commercial application of autonomous driving technologies.
RoboSense is a provider of smart LiDAR sensor systems while WeRide is a provider of L4 autonomous driving technologies.
“We support WeRide in achieving production and application of autonomous vehicles faster, more efficiently and on a larger scale with our large-scale production and delivery capacity of the leading smart solid-state LiDAR products, and to further deepen the auto industry reform by making pragmatic, bold and innovative efforts as a technology enterprise,” said Chunchao Qiu, co-founder and executive president, RoboSense.
RoboSense has been exploring the autonomous driving industry for years and is anticipating an exponential growth in the large-scale commercial application of autonomous driving technologies amid the positive macro environment.
Constant technological innovation, aim at commercial application, and focus on large-scale production are the basis of the partnership between the two companies.
Currently, RoboSense has connected with a number of upstream and downstream partners in the industry to integrate advantageous resources and establish a complete supply chain. Deployment of a number of smart production lines of RoboSense in Guangzhou, Shenzhen and other cities are basically completed, with an expected annual production capacity of one million units, which guarantees a continuous and stable supply of advanced and reliable products for WeRide and other partners.
“With the strong support from RoboSense, WeRide gained rich experience in the application of solid-state LiDAR to autonomous vehicles and formed ideal solutions,” said Tony Han, founder and CEO, WeRide.
He added: “The sensor kit has been further optimised in terms of size and power consumption, while maintaining consistent accuracy, stability and safety in handling increasingly complex urban traffic conditions in China. This gives our next-generation SAE L2-L4 autonomous driving solution a strong competitive edge."
With their strategic cooperation, both companies will deepen industrial integration through technological innovation to provide a safer and convenient autonomous driving experience.