XPeng Expands Advanced Driver Assistance System to Urban Beijing, Promises Nationwide Availability Soon

XPeng announces the first urban implementation of its Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS), City NGP, in Beijing with plans for further expansion in China.

What’s Happening

XPeng Inc., the Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer, has made a significant stride in autonomous vehicle technology with the launch of its City Navigation Guided Pilot (City NGP) in Beijing. This marks the first time that an Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) has been rolled out in Beijing’s urban setting, encompassing the city’s primary ring roads and expressways.

Why It Matters

The City NGP, which has been undergoing continuous refinement since its initial release in October 2022, is now operational in four of China’s major cities: Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Shanghai. This milestone underscores XPeng’s commitment to expanding the reach of its autonomous driving technology. With the City NGP available through over-the-air (OTA) updates of Xmart OS 4.3.0 for selected XPeng G9 Max and P7i Max models and Xmart OS 3.5.0 for XPeng P5 P models, more drivers can experience autonomous urban driving.

Key Points

The City NGP, powered by XPeng’s proprietary XNGP, has been designed to handle complex urban driving scenarios. Its capabilities are continually improving, replicating an equivalent of one year of human driving experience every quarter. XPeng’s industry-leading XNet deep learning neural network and autonomous driving supercomputing center support these developments, enabling the system to accumulate driving expertise rapidly and expand coverage in new cities.

Furthermore, XNGP’s capabilities have extended to highway scenarios with the enhanced Highway NGP function, offering near “zero intervention” in highway driving situations, demonstrating its adaptability across diverse driving environments.

Bottom Line

The unveiling of XPeng’s City NGP in Beijing is a landmark development in autonomous driving technology in China. Looking ahead, XPeng is planning to release more ADAS functions for other Chinese cities and urban areas lacking HD map coverage in the second half of 2023. With an emphasis on customizing NGP capabilities for daily commuting nationwide, XPeng continues to shape the future of autonomous driving, promising improved intelligent driving experiences for users across various environments.


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