China’s auto industry upgrading to unmanned era
Apr 16, 2021 (China Knowledge) - With technological and industrial transformation being the driving forces, China's automotive industry is becoming more automated and intelligent.
Changan Minsheng APLL Logistics Co., Ltd, an automobile logistics company in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, is using driverless tractors to transport goods. The tractors help to improve transfer efficiency by 30%, saving around RMB 3 mln per year for the company.
The manufacturing industry is also embracing the unmanned era. Robots and robotic arms dominate the Chinese automaker Changan Automobile’s factory floor, with few workers responsible for running and maintaining the equipment.
The latest technologies have helped the factory reduce its labor force by nearly 50% while doubling its production efficiency.
In recent years, Chongqing has been accelerating intelligent transformation and upgrading traditional manufacturing industries with new-age techs such as 5G and industrial Internet of Things (IoT).
The municipality has, to date, built 49,000 5G base stations and achieved full coverage of 5G networks in key areas, with more than 4.8 mln 5G users. It plans to build 150,000 5G base stations by 2025 to promote the construction of 5G and other new infrastructure.
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