On the morning of November 28th, Benewake (Beijing) Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "Benewake") and Beijing Jiaotong University signed a strategic agreement in Beijing. Li Yuan, CEO of Benewake and Professor Zhong Zhangqiu, chief professor of the communication direction of the State Key Laboratory of Rail Transit Control and Safety at Beijing Jiaotong University, signed the strategic cooperation agreement on behalf of both parties.
Zhao Yingjun, Director of the High-tech Industry Department of the Beijing Development and Reform Commission, Jiang Lintao, Director of the Technology Committee of the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology, Xu Xiaoming, former Chief Dispatcher of the Ministry of Railways, Jia Jinzhong, Chief Economist of the State Energy Group, Liu Chaoying, former Deputy Director of the Transportation Bureau and Director of the Electrical Department of the China Railway Corporation, Li Guobin, former Deputy General Manager of the Beijing-Shenyang High-speed Railway Jing-Ji Co., Ltd., Zheng Shenyuan, Deputy Secretary-General of the China Railway Society, Jiang Yongfu, telecommunication manager of the Engineering and Electrical Department of China Railway Group, Zhong Zhangdui, professor of Beijing Jiaotong University, Lin Jing, Chairman of Jiexun Feihong, Liu Wenhong, Chairman of the Intelligent Technology Research Institute of Jiexun Feihong, as well as leaders and experts from Tsinghua University, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing Institute of Technology, China National Railway Group, Institute of Computing Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, State Energy Group, Beijing Capital Group, various railway bureaus and institutes attended the cooperation ceremony, which was presided over by Guan Ke, a professor of Beijing Jiaotong University.
Taking a group photo after signing the framework agreement
According to the agreement, both parties will deepen cooperation in the field of rail transportation operation and maintenance using technologies such as LiDAR, IoT, and AI. They will also jointly establish a rail transportation LiDAR intelligent perception laboratory and promote the development of disciplines combining AI sensors with rail transportation. Based on their existing successful cooperation experience, the two sides will strive to achieve independent and controllable domestic alternatives in the field of smart equipment and intelligent maintenance for intelligent rail transportation, and promote the fully automated operation and safe operation of the new generation of rail transportation, in line with China's development strategy of becoming a "transportation power".
As one of the earliest domestic enterprises to independently research and develop and produce LiDAR, Benewake's market has covered more than 41 countries and regions worldwide, providing LiDAR products and services to 12 of the top 15 economies in the world. Dr. Li Yuan, CEO of Benewake, said that based on the company's successful experience in multiple fields such as intelligent rail transportation, intelligent civil aviation, intelligent shipping, robots, and drones, the company will assist Beijing Jiaotong University in relevant disciplinary construction and talent cultivation, promote the intelligentization of the entire rail transportation industry through innovative applications of high-performance 3D LiDAR, and create a "reserve think tank" for the industry.
Beijing Jiaotong University is a national key university jointly established by the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Transport, the Beijing Municipal Government, and China National Railway Group Corporation. The university's "2011 Plan" and "Rail Transit Safety Collaborative Innovation Center" are among the first 14 recognized collaborative innovation centers in the country. Currently, the university has officially entered the national "Double First-Class" construction plan and focuses on building a world-class discipline in the field of "Smart Transportation". According to Professor Zhong Zhangdui of Beijing Jiaotong University, the new stage of rail transit development is characterized by intelligence and wisdom. The fusion of sensors with laser radar as the core is an important component of intelligent rail transit, providing a high-quality data foundation for intelligence. In the 5G era, the railway information system has entered a large-scale, highly integrated, and innovative pattern.
Professor Zhong Zhangdui from Beijing Jiaotong University speaks
After signing a strategic cooperation agreement, both parties jointly released the "Radar Application White Paper for the Rail Transit Industry (2020 edition)" (hereinafter referred to as the "White Paper"). At the press conference, experts from Jiaxing Feihong Intelligent Technology Research Institute introduced the background and main contents of the "White Paper", while Professor Zhong Zhangdui from Beijing Jiaotong University provided expert interpretation.
Li Yuan, Benewake CEO(right), takes a photo with Professor Zhong Zhangdui from Beijing Jiaotong University (left)
This is the first white paper in the industry that focuses on the comprehensive application of radar technology in rail transit scenarios. It comprehensively analyzes how traditional rail transit networks rely on radar technology for situational awareness to provide guarantees for safe and reliable urban transportation systems under the new situation of innovation-driven development. It also looks forward to the development trend of intelligent rail transit empowering new technology cities to promote the continuous improvement of the level of intelligent application in the rail transit industry.
The White Paper shows that intelligence is an important direction for the development of rail transportation, and its goal is to use new technologies such as radar to empower the development of intelligent rail transportation systems, improve the efficiency of urban rail transportation systems, and build comprehensive rail transportation networks in urban areas. Laser radar is also a core sensing technology that plays an important supporting role in the construction of the "high precision and cutting-edge" industry and promotes the development of traditional rail transportation.
Next, Benewake will continue to deepen its involvement in the intelligent rail transportation industry and promote the development of rail transportation towards intelligence.