Recently, C12AI, the 12m autonomous bus “intelligently made” by CRRC Electric Vehicle, passed road tests in Paris of France. This is the first 12m autonomous bus obtaining open road operation license in France, and the first Chinese autonomous bus to enter France.
Different from road conditions for autonomous driving tests in China, those in France are complex with many traffic lights. Meanwhile, roads are narrow and congested with many one-way lanes, single-car lanes and curves, posing challenging requirements for the technical precision of autonomous driving.
Based on actual road conditions, CRRC Electric Vehicle sent a technical team with rich experience to conduct onsite survey and investigation, which sorted out the routes, commissioned the bus and started experience driving within 15 days. The bus features full-dimensional real-time interaction of information about people, vehicle and road conditions, ensuring safety and improving driving efficiency. In addition, it adopts high-strength steel full-load body structure, leading in the area of safety and lightweight in the industry.