EHang, Shenzhen Expressway partner on ‘Smart City’ network

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EHang announced that it has reached a strategic partnership with Shenzhen Expressway Operation and Development Company, one of subsidiaries of Shenzhen Expressway Company. Based on the deployment of the Shenzhen Expressway UAV command-and-control systems, the two parties will further broaden use cases of EHang AAVs for roads inspection, emergency rescue, materials transportation among others. In addition, as an important partner of EHang 100 Air Mobility Routes Initiative, Shenzhen Expressway will join efforts with EHang to explore the innovative integration of AAV air mobility and expressway networks in smart city transportation.

EHang and Shenzhen Expressway Operation and Development Company have built the first AAV command-and-control platform, equipped with various types of AAVs and intelligent sensor devices for expressway networks management, emergency rescue and safe operations.

Shenzhen Expressway Operation and Development Company stated, “We have been working with EHang to explore the AAV applications for two years, which laid a solid technological foundation. Today I am very pleased to demonstrate the industry-leading smart transportation project.”

Edward Xu, Chief Strategy Officer of EHang, said, “Our in-depth partnership with Shenzhen Expressway is another major strategic deployment to deepen the urban air mobility industry in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. It is also another milestone for EHang 100 Air Mobility Routes Initiative. We hope to work with Shenzhen Expressway to upgrade the transportation in Shenzhen for intelligent urban mobility networks.”

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