Joining hands with Chinese tech giant Baidu, Beijing Environmental Equipment Company, a subsidiary of Beijing Environmental Hygiene Group, launched seven autonomous driving vehicles for urban environment cleaning, local media is reporting.

Based on Baidu’s open-source autonomous driving platform Apollo, the seven autonomous driving vehicles launched on September 28 are designed to fulfill various tasks in urban city maintenance, such as swiping and washing the ground, collecting and transporting garbages, etc.

In addition, the cars are tailored to the tasks in different public spaces in shopping malls, industrial parks, pedestrian roads, and communities. The products are powered by various technologies including computer vision, precise positioning and cloud computing to increase cleaning efficiencies and lower labor work, according to the company.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.