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KARSAN RECEIVES ITS FIRST AUTONOMOUS ATAK ELECTRIC ORDER!

06 May 2020

Karsan’s Autonomous Bus to Hit the Road in Romania! 

 

Exporting the electric public transportation vehicles it manufactures in Turkey to the entire world, Karsan received its first order for its Autonomous Atak Electric for which the company announced at an earlier date that it had kicked off works to give the bus autonomous driving features. BSCI, a leading technology company in Romania, ordered one Autonomous Atak Electric to use it in the Industry Park in the city of Ploiești. Autonomous Atak Electric will be on pilot service in a predesignated project area and will have been delivered to BSCI by the end of the year. Putting its mark under many highly important first-of-its-kind initiatives in the field of technology, Karsan will celebrate its first European autonomous project sales for the 8-meter bus class with this delivery for Romania.

Karsan which has, for more than 50 years, been Turkey’s only independent multibrand vehicle manufacturer in the automotive industry, soon received its first order for its Atak Electric model for which Level-4 autonomous driving initiatives are ongoing as part of the collaboration with ADASTEC CORP., BSCI, a leading technology company in Romania, ordered one Autonomous Atak Electric to use in its Industry Park in the city of Ploiești. Autonomous Atak Electric will be on pilot service in a pre-designated project area in the Industry Park and will have been delivered to BSCI by the end of the year. 

“Autonomous Atak Electric Receives Its First Order from Europe”

Stating that the Karsan family still has the excitement to manufacture innovative products despite the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, Karsan CEO Okan Baş said: “We quickly attracted attention in Europe with our Autonomous Atak Electric to which we aim to bring Level-4 autonomous driving skills, and received an order from BSCI, one of Romania’s important technology companies. This order further reinforces our faith in the project. The prototype of Autonomous Atak Electric will conclude in August and this will be the first electric bus featuring autonomous driving skills adapted to real road conditions. Moreover, this order which we expect to deliver by the end of the year will mark Karsan’s first European autonomous project sales for the 8-meter bus class. Thanks to our leading approach in sustainable transportation solutions, we continue our efforts without slowing down even during the days of the pandemic. Speaking of which, I hope that we will get through this pandemic as soon as possible and return back to those healthy days again.”

Level-4 Autonomous to be Integrated

The project to be carried out by Karsan’s R&D team will provide Atak Electric with Level4 Autonomous driving skills. For the project the company collaborates with ADASTEC CORP., which has experience in autonomous vehicles, and expects to complete the first prototype for the Autonomous Atak Electric vehicle in August. Atak Electric will feature autonomous driving skills following the integration of Level-4 Autonomous software programs developed by ADASTEC CORP. into the Atak Electric electrical and electronic architecture and electric vehicle software, and the vehicle’s testing, simulation, and validation works will continue until the end of the year.