World's first self-driving container straddle carrier debuts in Shanghai

Updated 2018-01-17 10:20:05 China Daily

A Chinese-made self-driving container straddle carrier being tested at a port in Shanghai, January 14, 2018.

A Chinese-made self-driving container straddle carrier, said to be the first of its kind in the world, is now undergoing testing at a port in Shanghai, reports China Central Television.

A container straddle carrier is a freight carrying vehicle that carries its load underneath. It's used mostly in terminal ports for stacking and moving ISO standard containers.

The self-driving container straddle carrier being tested in Shanghai has been jointly developed by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry and Westwell Lab.

Technician Zhang Bo says the self-driving straddle carrier is equipped with six cameras and millimeter-wave radar which act as the "eyes" of the machine.

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