China science, technology news summary — Sept. 14 – Big News Network


BEIJING, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) — The following is a summary of published science and technology news of China.

POLAR-OBSERVING SATELLITE

China’s first polar-observing satellite, BNU-1, has obtained 2,501 images covering the Arctic and Antarctic regions after orbiting Earth for a full year, said its owner, Beijing Normal University (BNU).

Among all the images obtained by the satellite, 850 are of the Antarctic ice sheet and 1,025 picture the Arctic regions.

SELF-DRIVING TRUCK

China’s state-owned truck manufacturer First Automotive Works Jiefang Co. Ltd (FAW Jiefang) recently rolled out a self-driving heavy-duty truck J7.

Equipped with seven cameras, five millimeter wave radars and one lidar, as well as an autopilot system, J7 is capable of automatic overtaking, lane changing, lane centering, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, obstacle avoidance and other maneuvers.

CLOUD USAGE

The index for China’s “cloud” usage surged 118 percent in 2019, which indicates that more traditional industries are moving their businesses online, according to a new report.

The report, released by Tencent Research Institute and Tencent’s cloud service qcloud, investigates the indices for the digitalization of Chinese cities and city clusters.

It found that industries such as automobiles, radio and television, and culture and tourism have seen their cloud usage index soar more than 400 percent as they start to move operations to the cloud.



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