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JD.com’s autonomous delivery vehicles will take to streets of Tianjin
Published on: 2018-01-19
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012JD.com expects to begin delivering orders using these vehicles before its anniversary on June 18 this year. While JD.com has previously tested these self-driving delivery vehicles in enclosed areas, such as university campuses and its headquarters in Beijing, this is the first time they will be seen in the streets along with road and pedestrian traffic.

011The company has also launched a new project with support from the local government in Tianjin, and will be using its big data, artificial intelligence and other advanced technologies to play a part in the metropolis’ smart city initiative.

JD.com will research, manufacture and test its smart logistics technologies, including robots, drones and autonomous delivery vehicles, in Tianjin as part of the new project.

fwYL fyqrewi3835975wbrY fyqrewi3836117qOEE fyqrewi3836263The company said it will also invest billions of yuan – adding to a pool of funds from the local government – to finance start-ups in robotics, AI, smart manufacturing, smart cities and smart ports.

MQ6n fyqtwzu4173744mpLS fyqtwzu4173399JD.com has also launched two unstaffed convenience stores in the city, after opening one in Yantai in Shandong province and one at Sunrise Shopping Centre in Dalian in Liaoning province.

The company expects to open about 100 unstaffed stores this year, and is also planning to open its first overseas store.

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