Self-Driving Engineer

Training Base

Playground For Engineers
Self-driving Engineer
Training Base
End of 2019

Hardware Support

  • 5 self-driving development cars

  • Full set of sensors – LiDAR, industrial camera, GPS inertial navigation, millimeter wave radar, etc. 

  • Various industrial CNC machining equipment 

  • Metal 3D printing system 

  • Training venue, testing roads and setup , application scenes

  • By-wire control, vehicle retrofitting, racing events 

  • Real car Hands-on practice creating Autonomous Driving Systems with the world's first open-source software“Autoware”

PIX FACTORY

  • 5000 square meters

  • Test site in industrial park 

URBAN AREA

One square kilometer's urban road In Guiyang Hi-tech district

GUIYANG,

CHINA

  • The global demand for self-driving talents is about 100,000+, but existing full-stack engineers number can only meet 10% of that demand;

  • Running the algorithms on the physical hardware and vehicles will help engineers improve their development capabilities;

  •  Trillion market demand, 10,000+ startups, 1000+ traditional car enterprises, are all looking for talented self-driving engineers, whose number is only 10,000; 

  • Self-driving development is highly dependent on testing and data, while there are only 30+ self-driving test sites around the world, with strict requirements;

“I think (establishing the training base) this is a very good idea. After engineers finish their courses, they’re gonna realize all those on the real car.“

Zepeng Lee

"The hardware here is very complete. It's a great honor to be among the first batch of engineers to attend the training. I hope the best for PIX Self-driving Training Base."

Hao Jiang

I am so honored to participate in the first cohort of the self-driving training base. During the five days of training, I have gained a lot. I believe that more students will come here to learn, and the training base will do better, which is obvious. The training base will provide more for the students. 

Engineer Experience

& Feedback

"I think (establishing the training base) it’s a great concept. Whether it’s company employees or hobbyists, they all lack the experience from online coding to onsite practice, which is quite necessary for a self-driving engineer."

Si jun Xiao

I worked together with my teammates from coding to software application. Finally, we completed the whole process of the hardware configuration and vehicle debugging on real car. The five-day experience is quite impressive to me and I’ve learned a lot. 

Qinghua Yang

Shenting Yu

Angelo Yu

Founder & CEO

of PIX Self-Driving

When we started PIX project, the biggest problem we encountered was the lack of engineers. Many engineers enter the autonomous driving industry by changing careers from other related fields such as robotics, automation, image search, artificial intelligence, and so on. One of the biggest problems after doing that is the engineers know little about the vehicle control and the hardware, and they don't have the experience of running algorithms on the real vehicles. So we hope to make up to the lack of onsite training through the training base.

So far in the world, there are few such places. The thing is that universities teach researchers or teach engineers in very specific fields like robotics only  or vehicle control only, but being able to integrate all the technology and being able to deploy that into a car, it’s just so a few places. The most important part is that being able to do that on the real car as PIX is proposing is an amazing idea so I think it’s going to have a big impact not only in China, but it will attract the attention of the world and people will be applying from the world to come here. So I think that there is transformation that PIX’s unique idea of putting people in the practical scenes, putting people in the cars and being able to actual control the cars.

Alexander Carballo Segura

Senior Research Consultant at TierIV / Professor from Nagoya University 

Self-driving Engineer Training Base Cohort III
End of November, 2019