Pininfarina Xingtu electric truck is specially designed for DeepWay, a smart trucking company and is a semi-autonomous vehicle, targeting long-distance logistics operations and cargo delivery in a sustainable and secure manner.
DeepWay was formed in 2020 and has the backing of Chinese internet powerhouse Baidu.
Pininfarina was commissioned by DeepWay to design the Xingtu concept semi-autonomous truck, which comes with an extensive lineup of features and gadgets. This includes 11 onboard cameras, LIDAR sensors, radar, infrared detectors, and other components that provide navigation for the truck.
The Xingtu is capable of detecting obstacles as far as 1 km away and providing an appropriate response to those obstacles. The complex semi-autonomous all-electric truck design was completed by Pininfarina Shanghai.
The company’s Head of Design, Matteo Piguzzi stated that heavy-duty trucks are evolving rapidly to adapt to a fast-changing environment with technology-driven innovations for smooth operation and enhanced safety.
The efficiency and aerodynamic technologies implemented in the Xingtu are reflected in its aesthetically appealing exterior that is simplified for autonomous driving.
The 450kWh battery from the Xingtu provides a range of 300km, but this could be massively improved as the battery packs are easy to swap out. The battery can also be fully charged in an hour.
Innovation and technology are also presented in the interior. There’s a large display screen that houses the infotainment hub, spacious and comfortable seats and a voice assistant to enable quick action.
There are currently no details on a possible release date for Xingtu.