SHANGHAI (December 8, 2021) – Starting today, riders in Shanghai now can summon autonomous vehicles using a smart phone application, thanks to a robotaxi trial service by SAIC Mobility and Momenta. The company is testing and validating potential commercial applications with 20 vehicles, powered by Momenta’s autonomous driving technology. Momenta is a leading AI and autonomous driving company working with some of the world’s top automotive OEMs and suppliers to scale safer and more convenient driving through autonomous drive functions.
Chen Demei, Vice President of SAIC Motor said, “The launch of SAIC Mobility Robotaxi is an important milestone for SAIC Motor’s strategy in electrification, connectivity and shared mobility. Operations in Shanghai and Suzhou will continue to contribute to the development of autonomous driving capabilities, and provide better mobility service for our customers.”
Cao Xudong, Momenta CEO said, “SAIC Mobility’s deep experience in mobility service, combined with Momenta’s leading autonomous driving technologies will create synergies and help deploy safer and more convenient driving solutions for our customers. I believe this will become an industry benchmark for in-depth collaboration between autonomous driving companies, OEMs and mobility platforms."
The fleet of vehicles was unveiled at the " SAIC Mobility Robotaxi Experience Day” held in Jiading, Shanghai. SAIC Mobility and Momenta are exploring the application and innovation of L4 autonomous driving technology in urban travel scenarios.
Riders can summon a robotaxi through the SAIC Mobility App with one-click. SAIC Mobility will launch additional 20 vehicles in Shanghai, and 20 vehicles in Suzhou. SAIC Mobility will continue to expand its robotaxi fleet next year.
Momenta is a leading autonomous driving company, committed to creating a better future for smart driving through breakthrough AI technology. The company has pioneered a unique scalable path toward full autonomous driving by combining a data-driven approach that quickly iterates algorithms – its flywheel approach - as well as a “two-leg” product strategy focusing on both mass-production-ready highly autonomous driving solutions (Mpilot) and a driving solution targeting full autonomy (MSD or “Momenta Self Driving”). Last year Momenta deployed “Momenta GO,” its MSD solution to a fleet of robotaxis in Suzhou.
Through the scalable path of "Flywheel L4", Momenta can realize large-scale implementation of autonomous driving more efficiently and quickly, enabling safer, more convenient and efficient future smart driving.
At present, Momenta has established partnerships and strategic investments with many leading global automakers including SAIC Motor, General Motors, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz AG, and Tier 1 suppliers such as Bosch. In the future, Momenta will work closely with industry partners to develop and deploy leading autonomous driving technology suitable for the global driving environment to accelerate the arrival of the era of smart driving.
Momenta is a leading autonomous driving technology company. Momenta is dedicated to reshaping the future of mobility by offering solutions to enable multiple levels of driving autonomy. It has pioneered a unique scalable path toward full autonomous driving by combining a data-driven approach with iterating algorithms – referred to as its “flywheel approach” - as well as a “two-leg” product strategy focusing on both Mpilot, its mass-production-ready highly autonomous driving solutions, and MSD (Momenta Self-Driving), its driving solution targeting full autonomy. More information can be found at https://www.momenta.ai/.