WeRide Robosweeper Rolls into Singapore, Facilitating Smart Sanitation of the 'Garden City'

Singapore, 20th June 2024 - WeRide announced a partnership with Chye Thiam Maintenance (CTM), a renowned sanitation company in Singapore, to jointly advance the commercial deployment of WeRide Robosweepers in Singapore. The first batch of WeRide Robosweepers has successfully arrived in Singapore and begun safety testing, with official operations expected to commence by the end of 2024. Pic 1.jpeg (WeRide Robosweepers testing in Singapore, Photo source: THE STRAITS TIMES)

Singapore has long been dedicated to creating a clean, green, and sustainable urban environment. The city has achieved remarkable results in urban sanitation, with tree-lined streets, numerous gardens, and a picturesque landscape, earning it the reputation of a "Garden City."

CTM is one of the largest and highest-ranked cleaning and waste management companies in Singapore. It maintains long-term cooperative relationships with the Singapore government, Singapore's entertainment and tourism industry, and is a major player and leading pioneer in the field of sanitation in Singapore.

WeRide is a global leader in autonomous driving technology, conducting R&D, testing, and operations across 30 cities in 7 countries worldwide. With a comprehensive range of mature, massively produced products and extensive commercialization experience in smart sanitation, smart logistics, and smart mobility, WeRide has established itself as an autonomous driving industry frontrunner.

Since September 2022, WeRide's smart sanitation services have been rolled out in multiple cities, including Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Dalian, Beijing, and Zhengzhou. These deployments contribute to model projects for smart city development, enhancing the livability, business environment, and tourism appeal of these urban areas.

The strong partnership between WeRide and CTM will provide the latest cutting-edge technology and high-quality unmanned sanitation services for urban management and urban cleaning in Singapore, embodying a dual commitment to innovation and cooperation. Pic 2.png (WeRide's Robosweeper Operating on the Streets of Shenzhen)

As the flagship product in WeRide's smart sanitation portfolio, the Robosweeper S6 is equipped with WeRide's proprietary autonomous driving software and hardware architecture. It features multiple high-precision sensors and AI algorithms, enabling it to efficiently perform various urban sanitation tasks such as road sweeping, water spraying, and disinfection. The Robosweeper can automatically detect road conditions, avoid pedestrians and obstacles, ensuring safe and reliable operation while enhancing cleaning efficiency.

Additionally, the WeRide Robosweeper is powered by an all-electric drive system, reducing carbon dioxide emissions by nearly 10,000 kilograms per month on average. This ensures its low-carbon footprint while significantly contributing to the green transformation of Singapore's sanitation sector.

Singaporean government officials, enterprises and well-known media such as Lianhe Zaobao, MotherShip, The Straits Times, NewsSWSV, and Ground News have given high praise to WeRide's Robosweeper.

Mr Chee Hong Tat, Minister for Transport and Second Minister for Finance of Singapore, expressed on LinkedIn his belief that new sanitation technologies can help cleaning companies improve productivity. Pic 3.png (Mr. Chee Hong Tat, Minister of Transport and Second Minister of Finance of Singapore, posted on LinkedIn and gave a positive evaluation)

Mr. Lim Jo Hann, Senior Vice President (Operations) of CTM, has full confidence in the safety features of WeRide's Robosweepers. Regarding future operational plans, Lim Jo Hann revealed that after obtaining road permits, WeRide's Robosweepers are expected to operate first in the Marina Bay area. Pic 4.jpg (Renowned Singaporean media outlets reported on the progress of WeRide's Robosweeper deployment)

The landing in Singapore marks the successful entry of WeRide's smart sanitation business into the international market, further unleashing its commercial landscape and potential. In the future, WeRide will view Singapore as a strategic center, collaborate with local partners, and rapidly enter the Southeast Asian sanitation market, bringing efficient and high-quality unmanned sanitation services to more countries and cities.