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Global and China Low Speed Autonomous Driving Industry Report, 2019-2020

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  • 260 Pages
  • April 2020
  • Region: China, Global
  • Research In China
  • ID: 5021665
In 2019, low speed autonomous driving market tended to calm down, with more regular pilots but on small scale. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic brings new opportunities to low speed autonomous delivery industry.

Autonomous minibuses aim to meet the needs for picking up passengers at the front and rear ends. A combination of factors such as technology, cost and rules impede the emergence of large, profitable autonomous minibus companies. Some players plan commercial operation in 2020. Navya as the one deploying the most autonomous minibuses worldwide had sold a total of 164 autonomous minibuses by the end of 2019. Yet it announced that it would no longer sell vehicles and turn to sales of system technologies considering high cost and meager profit, and that in future vehicles would be produced purely for research and development, test and exhibition. EasyMile and May Mobility have an autonomous minibus fleet of 80 units and 25 units, separately, with pilot run in the US, Europe and beyond.

In 2019, some companies realized normal commercial operation of projects on public roads, for example, EasyMile had more than 230 projects worldwide and enabled normal operation on some Canadian public roads.

Baidu Apolong, an autonomous minibus which debuted in 2018, springs up the most rapidly in China. According to the data released, over 100 units of Apolong minibuses already go into operation. Apart from Apolong, in 2019 several bus manufacturers in China also rolled out their own autonomous minibuses. Examples include Uisee Technology which ran autonomous shuttle buses in places such as Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, Nanning Garden Expo Park and Xingtai Garden Expo Park.

Low speed autonomous delivery vehicle market targets demand for last-mile delivery. In 2019, autonomous delivery vehicle market was advancing steadily. Quite a few companies explored scenario application, with normal trials under way. For instance, Neolix Technologies Co., Ltd. launched an autonomous retail vehicle and put it into trial operation in several parks of Beijing in late 2019, UISEE deployed autonomous luggage vehicles for normal operation at Hong Kong International Airport.

The problems like high cost, imperfect policies and regulations as well as technical limitations are however still in the way of operating autonomous delivery vehicles on large scale.

In early 2020, autonomous delivery vehicles of companies including JD Logistics, Neolix Technologies, Idriverplus, Uisee Technology and Meituan joined in the fight against COVID-19, creating new opportunities for autonomous delivery industry.

The attempts on operation of autonomous delivery vehicles on real roads are a boon for large-scale deployments. For example, JD Logistics intelligent delivery robots navigated by Beidou satellites accomplished intelligent delivery from the JD Logistics Wuhan Renhe Station to the No.9 Hospital of Wuhan at a speed of 15km/h in February 2020, Neolix Technologies had 18 autonomous vehicles in anti-epidemic efforts in Wuhan Leishenshan Hospital and communities of the city during the outbreak, White Rhino Auto (Beijing) Technologies helped Wuhan Guanggu Mobile Cabin Hospital distribute materials, and provided autonomous delivery services (vegetables and fruits) for communities along a Haidian district demonstration road.

The roleplaying of autonomous vehicles during the epidemic is welcomed by people, in readiness for wider application of autonomous vehicles.

In this period, quite a few autonomous delivery vehicle companies closed a new funding round. Examples include Uisee Technology which finished a series B funding round (where Bosch was an investor) in February 2020 Neolix Technologies receiving investment for its A+ funding round from investors like Leading Ideal in March 2020 and White Rhino Auto raising funds from Chentao Capital in the angel funding round also in March.

In 2019, there existed altogether 700 to 900 autonomous minibuses worldwide, and about 2,000 to 3,000 autonomous delivery vehicles, a figure projected to outnumber 10,000 units in 2020.

11,000 units of low speed autonomous vehicle will be sold in China in 2020, according to our prediction for the market in early 2019, but the sales figure in 2020 is now trimmed to 15,000 units considering that a few segments enjoy better-than-expected growth.

From our classification block diagram above, it can be seen that a report is unable to cover dynamics of all low speed autonomous vehicle segments. On the basis, we prepare two reports on low speed autonomous vehicle: Global and China Low Speed Autonomous Driving Industry Report, 2019-2020, and Global and China Special Autonomous Vehicle (Autonomous Working Vehicle) Industry Report, 2019-2020.

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Table of Contents

1 Low Speed Autonomous Vehicle Industry
1.1 Overview
1.1.1 Definition
1.1.2 Classification
1.1.3 Impediments to Application
1.1.4 Application Roadmap
1.1.5 Main Technologies
1.2 Low Speed Autonomous Passenger Vehicle Technology
1.2.1 System Composition
1.2.2 System Architecture
1.2.3 Composition
1.3 Low Speed Autonomous Goods Vehicle Technology
1.3.1 Classification
1.3.2 Perception Solutions
1.3.3 Cost Structure
1.3.4 Technology Architecture
2 Low Speed Autonomous Vehicle Market
2.1 Low Speed Autonomous Passenger Vehicle Market
2.1.1 Global Autonomous Minibus Market Size by Volume, 2018-2025E
2.1.2 Global Autonomous Minibus Market Size by Value, 2018-2025E
2.1.3 Autonomous Minibus Market Segments
2.1.4 Competitive Pattern
2.1.5 Product Layout of Low Speed Autonomous Passenger Vehicle Companies: Foreign Companies
2.1.6 Product Layout of Low Speed Autonomous Passenger Vehicle Companies: Chinese Companies
2.1.7 Recent Financing and Partners of Low Speed Autonomous Passenger Vehicle Companies
2.1.8 Plans of Low Speed Autonomous Passenger Vehicle Companies
2.1.9 Autonomous Minibus Business Model
2.2 Low Speed Autonomous Goods Vehicle Market
2.2.1 Comparison of Low Speed Autonomous Delivery Vehicle Products between: Foreign Companies
2.2.2 Comparison of Low Speed Autonomous Delivery Vehicle Products between: Chinese Companies
2.2.3 Recent Financing Events of Low Speed Autonomous Delivery Vehicle Companies
2.2.4 Major Logistics Companies’ Deployments in Low Speed Autonomous Delivery Vehicle
2.2.5 New Development Opportunities for Autonomous Delivery
2.2.6 Development Trends of Low Speed Autonomous Delivery Vehicle
2.3 Applied Scenarios
2.3.1 Residential Community Autonomous Minibus Scenario
2.3.2 Microcirculation Bus Scenario
2.3.3 Autonomous Delivery Vehicle Scenario
2.3.4 Autonomous Logistics at Airports
2.3.5 Autonomous Delivery
2.3.6 Autonomous Logistics Distribution in Parks
2.3.7 Autonomous Retail Vehicle
3 Global Low Speed Autonomous Passenger Vehicle Companies
3.1 Transdev
3.1.1 Profile
3.1.2 Automatic Transport System
3.1.3 Major Autonomous Driving Test Projects
3.1.4 Autonomous Vehicle Operation Cases
3.1.4 Autonomous Vehicle Operation Cases
3.1.4 Deployments on Public Road
3.1.5 Autonomous Bus Business Model
3.1.6 Role Played and Technology Partners
3.1.7 Developments
3.2 Navya
3.2.1 Profile
3.2.2 Development History
3.2.3 Main Projects
3.2.4 Autonomous Vehicles
3.2.5 Operating Results
3.2.6 Main Partners in Value Chain
3.3 Local Motors
3.3.1 Profile
3.3.2 Main Products
3.3.3 Summary of Deployed Projects
3.3.4 Main Partners
3.4 Auro Robotics
3.4.1 Profile
3.4.2 Main Products and Technologies
3.5 May Mobility
3.5.1 Profile
3.5.2 Main Products
3.5.3 Operating Projects
3.6 2 getthere
3.6.1 Profile
3.6.2 Main Products
3.6.3 Main Projects
3.7 BestMile
3.7.1 Profile
3.7.2 Main Products
3.7.3 Main Customers and Projects
3.7.4 Where to Deploy Autonomous Vehicles
3.8 Easy Mile
3.8.1 Profile
3.8.2 Low Speed Autonomous Driving Products
3.8.3 Main Operating Projects
3.8.4 Projects Launched in the US
3.8.5 Deployments in China
3.9 SB Drive
3.9.1 Profile
3.9.2 Remote Operation Monitoring Platform
3.9.3 Main Test Projects in Japan
3.9.4 Latest News
3.9.5 GACHA
3.10 ohmio
3.10.1 Profile
3.10.2 Main Products
3.10.3 Autonomous Vehicle Test
3.10.4 Deployments in China
3.11 e.go Mobile
3.11.1 Profile
3.11.2 Autonomous Electric Bus
3.11.3 Electric Shuttle Bus
3.11.4 Autonomous Electric Truck
3.12 Coast Autonomous
3.12.1 Profile
3.12.2 Drive Testing
3.12.2 Latest News
3.13 Optimus Ride
3.13.1 Profile
3.13.2 Products and Technologies
3.13.3 Latest News
4 Chinese Low Speed Autonomous Passenger Vehicle Companies
4.1 Apolong
4.1.1 Overview
4.1.2 Main Products and Technologies
4.1.3 Fleet Management Platform
4.2 Suzhou Magride Technology Co., Ltd.
4.2.1 Profile
4.2.2 Main Technologies
4.2.3 Product Roadmap
4.2.4 Application Cases
4.3 Shenzhen ECHIEV Automatic Driving Technology Co., Ltd.
4.3.1 Profile
4.3.2 Progress in Business
4.3.3 Main Products
4.3.4 Application of Driverless Campus Vehicle
4.4 DeepBlue Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
4.4.1 Autonomous Driving Roadmap
4.4.2 Developments
4.4.3 Main Products
4.4.4 Latest News
4.5 DongfengMotor Corporation
4.5.1 Dongfeng Sharing-VAN
4.5.2 Dongfeng Sharing-VAN: Technological Highlights
4.5.3 Dongfeng Sharing-VAN: Applied Scenarios
4.5.4 Dongfeng Sharing Box
4.6 Yutong Intelligent Connected Bus
4.6.1 Overview
4.6.2 Main Features
4.6.3 Progress
4.7 Golden Dragon
4.7.1 Profile
4.7.2 Autonomous Driving Products and Technologies
4.8 Skywell
4.8.1 Profile
4.8.2 Intelligent Connected Vehicle Layout
4.8.3 Driverless Sightseeing Car
5 Global Low Speed Autonomous Goods Vehicle Companies
5.1 Nuro.ai
5.1.1 Profile
5.1.2 Development History
5.1.3 Products and Services
5.2 Starship
5.2.1 Profile
5.2.2 Main Products
5.2.3 Development Progress
5.2.4 Food Delivery Service
5.3 ZMP
5.3.1 Profile
5.3.2 Development History
5.3.3 Product Brand Layout
5.3.4 Main Products and Technologies
5.4 Udelv
5.4.1 Profile
5.4.2 Main Products and Technologies
5.4.3 Main Customers
5.4.4 Collaborations
5.5 Amazon Scout
5.5.1 Introduction to Scout
5.5.2 Test Projects
5.6 Robby
5.6.1 Profile
5.6.2 Autonomous Delivery Car
5.7 Auto X
5.7.1 Profile
5.7.2 Product Layout in Autonomous Logistics Field
5.7.3 Low Speed Autonomous Driving Products
5.7.4 Developments of Autonomous Logistics Vehicle
6 Chinese Low Speed Autonomous Goods Vehicle Companies
6.1 Idriverplus
6.1.1 Profile
6.1.2 Development History
6.1.3 Low Speed Autonomous Driving Solutions
6.1.4 Low Speed Autonomous Logistics Vehicle
6.1.5 Application Cases of Autonomous Logistics Vehicle
6.1.6 Main Technical Solutions
6.1.7 Development Challenges
6.2 Uisee Technology
6.2.1 Profile
6.2.2 Product System
6.2.3 Autonomous Luggage Vehicle
6.2.4 Factory Autonomous Logistics Vehicle
6.2.5 Autonomous Minibuses and Application Cases
6.2.6 Autonomous Delivery Vehicle Solutions
6.2.7 Latest News
6.3 Shenzhen Unity Drive Innovation Technology Co., Ltd.
6.3.1 Profile
6.3.2 Main Products
6.3.3 Partners
6.4 Neolix Technologies Co., Ltd.
6.4.1 Profile
6.4.2 Main Products and Technologies
6.4.3 Production and Promotion of Autonomous Logistics Vehicle
6.5 ZhenRobotics
6.5.1 Profile
6.5.2 Development History
6.5.3 R&D and Production Layout
6.5.4 Autonomous Last-mine Delivery Vehicles and Main Technologies
6.5.5 Autonomous Vehicle Application Cases
6.5.6 Product Technology Roadmap and Development Plan
6.6 Wuhan Aisimba Technology Co., Ltd.
6.6.1 Profile
6.6.2 Main Products
6.6.3 Main Technologies
6.6.4 Application Cases
6.7 Changsha Xingshen Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd. (Go Further.AI)
6.7.1 Profile
6.7.2 Autonomous Logistics Vehicle
6.7.3 Factory Autonomous Vehicle
6.7.4 Application Cases
6.8 Candela (Shenzhen) Technology Innovation Co., Ltd.
6.8.1 Profile
6.8.2 Autonomous Logistics Vehicle for Last-mile Delivery
6.8.3 Application Cases
6.9 Beijing Yours Technology Co., Ltd.
6.9.1 Profile
6.9.2 Yours Delivery
6.9.3 Yours Retail
6.10 White Rhino Auto (Beijing) Technologies Co., Ltd.
6.10.1 Profile
6.10.2 White Rhino Autonomous Vehicle
6.10.3 Application Cases
6.11 Suning Logistics
6.11.1 Profile
6.11.2 Main Autonomous Delivery Vehicle Products
6.11.3 Operation of Autonomous Vehicle
6.11.4 Contactless Delivery Service
6.12 Meituan Autonomous Vehicle Delivery
6.12.1 Profile
6.12.2 Autonomous Delivery Layout
6.12.3 Main Autonomous Delivery Vehicles
6.12.4 Autonomous Delivery Open Platform
6.12.5 Autonomous Delivery Anti-epidemic Assistance Plan
6.12.6 Developments
6.13 JD X Division
6.13.1 Autonomous Delivery Vehicle
6.13.2 Development History of Autonomous Vehicle
6.13.3 Autonomous Car
6.13.4 Autonomous Delivery Layout
6.13.5 Application of Autonomous Vehicle
6.14 Cainiao
6.14.1 Profile
6.14.2 Product Lines
6.14.3 Main Functions
6.14.4 Latest News

Companies Mentioned

  • Transdev
  • Navya
  • Local Motors
  • Auro Robotics
  • May Mobility
  • 2getthere
  • BestMile
  • Easy Mile
  • SB Drive
  • ohmio
  • e.go Mobile
  • Coast Autonomous
  • Optimus Ride
  • Apolong
  • Suzhou Magride Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Shenzhen ECHIEV Automatic Driving Technology Co., Ltd.
  • DeepBlue Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
  • DongfengMotor Corporation
  • Yutong Intelligent Connected Bus
  • Golden Dragon
  • Skywell
  • Nuro.ai
  • Starship
  • ZMP
  • Udelv
  • Amazon Scout
  • Robby
  • Auto X
  • Idriverplus
  • Uisee Technology
  • Shenzhen Unity Drive Innovation Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Neolix Technologies Co., Ltd.
  • ZhenRobotics
  • Wuhan Aisimba Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Changsha Xingshen Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd. (Go Further.AI)
  • Candela (Shenzhen) Technology Innovation Co., Ltd.
  • Beijing Yours Technology Co., Ltd.
  • White Rhino Auto (Beijing) Technologies Co., Ltd.
  • Suning Logistics
  • Meituan Autonomous Vehicle Delivery
  • JD X Division
  • Cainiao