Guangzhou to debut advanced driver assistance system

Chinese smart electric vehicle specialist XPeng is launching an advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) pilot for complex urban driving scenarios called the City Navigation Guided Pilot (City NGP).

A cohort of Guangzhou-based XPeng P5 customers will be able to access City NGP through over-the-air (OTA) updates before the system is launched in other cities.

Smart electric vehicles

XPeng’s mission is to drive the development of smart electric vehicles with technology and data to shape shaping the mobility experience of the future. To optimise its customers’ mobility experience, XPeng develops its full-stack advanced driver-assistance system technology and in-car intelligent operating system in-house, as well as core vehicle systems including powertrain and the electrical/electronic architecture.

When City NGP is activated with a set destination, the vehicle itself can perform the full range of driving tasks such as cruising with a safe distance from leading vehicles, changing lanes due to navigation or vehicle overtaking decisions, handling merging/splitting roads, getting around stationary vehicles or obstacles, and maintaining an appropriate speed throughout the driving route.

It can also automatically detect and react to traffic lights, make lane change decisions and inform drivers, take left or right turn and navigate through intersections, roundabouts, viaducts and tunnels, as well as avoid obstructions like construction, pedestrians, and cyclists.

“With the rollout of City NGP, XPeng is spearheading a strategic roadmap to complete our ADAS coverage from highways and parking lots to much more complex city driving scenarios, offering our customers enhanced safety and an optimised driving experience,” said He Xiaopeng, chairman and CEO of XPeng.

“We believe the continuous evolvement of City NGP and the expansion of its coverage will accelerate the transformation of the driving experiences of our customers.”

XPeng’s City NGP’s ADAS platform features a multi-modality sensor fusion framework with cameras, lidar units, millimetre-wave radars, high-precision positioning units and other sensor hardware to offer a 360-degree fusion perception.

Building on an advanced sensor fusion capability, XPeng also introduced an enhanced surrounding reality (SR) display, capable of visualising a vehicle’s surrounding objects and projecting them in 3D, together with high-definition map information, on both the digital dashboard and central panel in real-time.

As a part of XPilot 3.5, City NGP will be first made available on the premium version of XPeng P5. To ensure sufficient knowledge of safety procedures, City NGP requires a seven-day familiarisation period – and 100km of driving – before its functions can be used on all available roads. Going forward, XPeng said it will deliver the full-scenario ADAS on its new flagship G9 SUV, the fourth production model to be officially launched in China later this month.



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