Geespace, a subsidiary of the Chinese automotive giant announced that its initial two satellites will go through final validation testing in June which is decided as of now, prior being delivered to the company’s Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center for launch into low-orbit.
Both the satellites at present have produced desired results with all performance metrics meeting design specifications ahead of further environmental testing. This development arrives two years after Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, the Chinese automotive giant behind Lotus and Volvo, entered the aerospace industry with the establishment of Geespace under the Geely Technology Group in 2018.
“With our feet on the ground, we should always keep an eye on the wider universe,” said Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Chairman, Li Shufu. “We should protect the environment on earth and push for sustainable development here, but at the same time we should also look to develop in the stars as well.”
Geespace says that Omnicloud will use AI-powered decision making to support autonomous driving, including next-generation ride-hailing services.
“OmniCloud is an open platform that utilises satellite network data to provide support for satellite-based products and services. Via the use of OmniCloud, urban traffic management can be made more efficient through services such as high-precision positioning data for vehicles, artificial intelligence, public transportation fleet management, ride-hailing and ride-sharing management,” Geespace says.