Karsan Autonomous e-ATAK Takes to the Roads of Norway

Karsan Autonomous e-ATAK Takes to the Roads of Norway
Karsan Autonomous e-ATAK Takes to the Roads of Norway

Karsan continues to make its name known in international markets with its innovative technologies in its product range. Karsan, which has modernized the transportation infrastructure of many cities with its environmentally friendly, zero-emission and state-of-the-art electric commercial vehicles, and increased its electric vehicle fleet in Europe to more than 250 units, continues to add to its successes. Norway, one of the countries with the highest share of electric vehicle sales globally, preferred Karsan for autonomous electric buses.

Karsan Autonomous e-ATAK, which uses flowride.ai Level 4 Autonomous software developed by ADASTEC and can move without a driver on a planned route, will be used for the first time in Europe on a city line and will carry Stavanger city passengers. The vehicle, which can drive autonomously at a speed of 50 km/h in all weather conditions, day or night, is what a bus driver does; It performs driverless operations such as docking at the stops on the route, managing the boarding-and-going processes, providing the dispatch and administration at intersections and crossings and traffic lights. Speaking about the autonomous electric bus delivery to Norway, Karsan CEO Okan Baş said, “We made our first export to the Northern European market with our 8-meter electric autonomous bus e-ATAK. The fact that our vehicle, which we have delivered, is the first bus with autonomous technology that will carry passengers in the city in Europe, means a lot not only for Karsan but also for the Turkish automotive industry. With this export, we continue to shape the future of transportation with the innovative products we have developed as Karsan.”

With the vision of being one step ahead in the future of mobility, Karsan, offering public transportation solutions in line with the needs of the era, had delivered the first Level 4 autonomous bus in the Americas and Europe, ready for real road conditions, to Romania in Europe. With the order from Northern Europe, Karsan succeeded in exporting its electric autonomous bus to Norway, where electric vehicles constitute a large part of the market. Autonomous e-ATAK, which started its route studies in Stavanger, Norway,

It also stands out as Karsan's first electric vehicle delivery to the Northern European market. Autonomous e-ATAK, which was sold to the private operator VY Buss and will be put into service by the innovative transportation company of the region, Kolumbus, also holds the title of "the first electric autonomous bus to be used on the city line and to carry urban passengers" in Europe. kazanhe's eating. Karsan Autonomous e-ATAK model stands out as the only model produced in Europe and America in the 8-meter class. Commenting on the subject, Karsan CEO Okan Baş said, “We made our first export to the Northern European market with our 8-meter electric autonomous bus, e-ATAK, to Norway. The fact that our vehicle, which we have delivered, is an autonomous technology bus that will carry real passengers in the city for the first time in Europe, has a great meaning not only for Karsan but also for the Turkish automotive industry. With this export, we continue to shape the future of transportation with our innovative products that we have developed as Karsan.”

ADASTEC CEO Dr. Ali Ufuk Peker: “We are very excited to be in Norway with the Autonomous e-ATAK vehicle, which has our flowride.ai Level 4 autonomous driving software platform, which we run jointly with Karsan. We continue to work for the innovations of future mobility with our vision of “public transportation beyond time” with our mission to make public transportation operations more efficient, comfortable and safe. It is a great pleasure for us to take part in this important milestone in Stavanger city of Columbus and Vy”.

300 km range, Level 4 autonomous software

In the Autonomous e-ATAK model carried out by Karsan R&D, cooperation was made with another Turkish technology company, ADASTEC. Level 4 autonomous software developed by ADASTEC has been integrated into Autonomous e-ATAK's electrical-electronic architecture and electric vehicle software. Autonomous e-ATAK is powered by batteries with a capacity of 220 kWh developed by BMW and reaches 230 kW of power, meeting the needs of customers. Karsan Autonomous e-ATAK's 8,3-meter dimensions, 52-person passenger capacity and 300 km range made the Autonomous e-ATAK a leader in its class. Autonomous e-ATAK can be charged in 5 hours with AC charging units and in 3 hours with DC units.

Perfect vision in all weather conditions

There are advanced LiDAR sensors in Autonomous e-ATAK, which has driving assistance systems that go further than ADAS features. These sensors work effectively at a distance of up to 120 meters, even at the most critical angles, by sending laser light beams, enabling the 3D detection of surrounding objects with centimeter precision. In addition, the radio waves emitted by the radar in the front detect the detection and movement of objects up to 160 meters in all weather conditions. Self-driving driverless vehicle technology can easily perceive the road, traffic situation and environmental conditions without the need for human factors.

Extra security against pedestrians and other creatures

Karsan Otonom e-ATAK, which can both measure the distances of objects and identify objects by processing high-resolution images at 6 different points of the vehicle with RGB cameras, easily distinguishes between vehicles, pedestrians or other objects. On the other hand, Autonomous e-ATAK, which can detect temperature changes of living things around the vehicle without being affected by light and weather conditions, and detect accordingly, thanks to its thermal cameras, thus providing extra security against pedestrians and other creatures.

provides. Thanks to high-resolution maps, GNSS, accelerometer and LiDAR sensors that transmit high-precision location information in Autonomous e-ATAK, the location of the vehicle can be determined precisely and safely.

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