The world's first mass-produced driverless electric bus produced by Turkish engineers was showcased in Ankara. The first passenger of Karsan Autonomous Atak Electric was President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Inspecting the bus at the Presidential Complex, President Erdoğan went to the cabinet meeting with a driverless electric bus.
100 ELECTRIC WITH PERCENT
Developed with the cooperation of Karsan and ADASTEC, the first real-road 100% electric and driverless bus of Europe and America, Autonom Atak Electric, was tested at the Presidential Complex.
DISCOVERED IN COMPLEX
In addition to President Erdogan, Vice President Fuat Oktay, Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank, President of the Presidency Digital Transformation Office Ali Taha Koç, President of Presidency Communication Fahrettin Altun, Presidency Sözcüİbrahim Kalın, Chairman of the Board of Kıraça Holding, İnan Kıraç, Karsan CEO Okan Baş, ADASTEC Chairman Kamil Güçlü and ADASTEC CEO Ali Ufuk Peker were also present.
DRIVER'S SEAT IS EMPTY!
Getting on the electric-powered bus with the empty driver's seat "level 4 autonomous", President Erdoğan made observations during the tour in the complex and received information from the manufacturer company officials.
Erdogan made a statement to the press after the examination. Stating that Karsan and ADASTEC jointly produce one of the ideal products of artificial intelligence, Erdogan stated that there is no sound in the 8-meter-long vehicle and that the artificial intelligence is sensitive to pedestrians and all traffic signals.
PRELIMINARY STEPS OF CLEAN ENERGY
President Erdogan congratulated Karsan and ADASTEC and said, “In the next period, with this mass production, diesel, gasoline was no longer available. Everything will now turn to electric. This is of course also the preliminary steps of clean energy. Because the world is going to clean energy. This is in a process where climate change is discussed and is at the forefront… They also tell us 'Why don't you take a step at the point of climate change?' I say to those who say this, America should take the step on climate change right now, and we will. We will never be left behind on this issue. " said.
IT COMES JUST FOR THAT
Reminding that he had a meeting with Tesla and the founder of SpaceX, Elon Musk, President Erdoğan stated that they told him that they were ready to discuss these issues. "Tesla, let me just tell you come here for this." Erdogan said, "Let me tell Elon Musk, 'You always say I am doing it, but come and see what we did." used the expressions.
THE BOSS KNOWS THIS JOB
Press members said, "Will we see the bus on the roads in the country?" To the question, President Erdogan said, “What will be the pricing to earn from the version that matters? If the numbers are high, there are not many suitors. The boss knows this. Young people do not understand much about these things yet, they want to earn immediately. " he answered.
WILL BE USED IN ASH?
Erdogan, "Will the buses be used in the complex?" He said that he told this to the company officials upon his question, and the company said “as much as you want, immediately”. President Erdoğan said that this situation will make a sound especially for the guests. "Can your office vehicle be driven with artificial intelligence?" Erdogan, "Why not in the future? Sure it will. " gave the answer.
INTERVIEW WITH JOURNALISTS ON THE DRIVER-FREE BUS
President Erdoğan invited press members to the bus he was examining. Erdogan, who took a tour with the journalists in the complex, stated that the bus traveled at a speed of 25-30 kilometers to this island. Turning to Kıraç, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kıraça Holding, Erdoğan said, "Mr. İnan, how many gifts will you give to the Presidency?" she asked. Kıraç, "How many gifts do you want." he answered.
WILL BE MORE IMPROVED
President Erdoğan continued as follows: Having realized such an invention and an action in our country as the Presidency and living this on behalf of my country, my nation and all our industrialists gives me a special happiness. In the next period, this mass production will make us much happier. It is our hope that I hope that we will have taken a great distance in our industrial exports and production together with this local, artificial intelligence. This will be further developed, of course. "
WE WILL BE OUR PRIDE
Speaking on his social media account, President Erdogan said, “We tested the world's first mass-produced 4th level driverless and electric bus ATAK Electric in Külliye today. ATAK Electric, which is the joint production of our KARSAN and ADASTEC companies, will be our pride in such a period when clean energy consumption is a priority all over the world. Good luck to our country! shared his message.
SHARING "NOT A SCREENING TOOL" FROM VARANK
Industry and Technology Minister Varank, who attended the event, shared on his Twitter account and said, “This tool introduced by our President is not a test tool. It's not a preview tool either. It is the world's first serial production 4th level driverless electric bus developed by Turkish engineers, which was sold out of the serial production line. " gave his statements.
FIRST ROMANIA THEN USA
Otonom Atak Electric, produced by the Turkish automotive company KARSAN and the Turkish technology company ADASTEC, has a capacity of 52 roads. Autonomous Atak Electric, the world's first mass-produced level 4 driverless and electric bus in its class, will represent an important first in its class with a length of 8 meters. The first sale of Atak Electric was made to Romania, the bus, which will be used in this country in February, will be delivered to the US state of Michigan in May.
Developed with the joint efforts of Karsan and Adastec, Level 4 Autonomous Atak Electric was developed on Atak Electric, which takes its power from 220 kWh batteries developed by BMW and produces a torque of 230 Nm by reaching 2500 kW. With its 8,3 meter dimensions, over 52 passenger capacity and a range of 300 km, Otonom Atak Electric is thought to be a player in the autonomous vehicle market.