Autonomous mobility company Venti Technologies has deployed two autonomous SUVs to provide shuttle operations at a school in China.

The deployment is expected to support and advance the commercialisation of the autonomous vehicles.

The two self-driving units were manufactured by SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile (SGMW), a joint venture of Chinese automakers SAIC, GM and Wuling.

Capable of operating at a maximum speed of 15kmph, the two SUVs will be used to transport students and visitors at a school in Nanning City for destinations along a nine-station loop.

Users can book the vehicles through a ride hailing app.

The SUVs are equipped with Venti Technologies’ algorithmic-based autonomous vehicle technology and sensor configuration to enable the vehicles to operate safely with mixed traffic.

Venti Technologies founder and CTO Xinxin Du said: “The successful autonomous SUV deployment is a key milestone for Venti and showcases the breadth of opportunities for our technology.

“Passenger vehicles require very nimble and precise operations. We are delighted to be moving forward with SGMW, a major mass volume producer of cars, microvans and other vehicles in China.”

With a presence in the US and Asia, Venti Technologies focuses on the development of next-generation transportation solutions.

The company has deployed mobility systems for residential, recreational and industrial sites. Its autonomous mobility platform utilises deep learning and Model Predictive Control algorithms for operations.

According to the company, the self-driving solutions are designed to operate without lane markers and can identify even small obstacles on the road, including a 12oz can.