5G unmanned retail vehicles now available in Wuhan

(photo source:Chutian Metropolis Daily) 

Three unmanned retail vehicles with 5G wireless technology hit the roads on November 13, in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province.

The self-driving vehicle is used as a vending machine, and consumers can scan QR code on the electronic screen to finish payment. It weighs 850 kg and has a range of 180 km with a maximum speed of 10 km/h, which can autonomously drive in commercial blocks and large parks.

The vehicle is equipped with three laser radars and one sonic radar. It can autonomously keep way from obstacles by connecting with back-end cloud system via the mobile 5G network. And it can also transmit commodity stocks data for in-time replenishment.(hubei.gov.cn by Zhang Yawei)