InsideEVs On Xpeng’s Autonomous Drive In China

Added on 31 Mar 2021


Join us for a live discussion and Q&A with Mark Andrews, an automotive journalist in China who participated in Xpeng’s record-setting 2,300-mile media drive from Guangzhou to Beijing, China using Navigation Guided Pilot, Xpeng’s sophisticated ADAS. We’ll also have Xpeng’s VP of autonomous driving, Dr. XinZhou Wu on to answer a few of our questions.

Xpeng's XPILOT 3.0's NGP provides navigation-assisted autonomous driving is a sophisticated suite of advanced driver's assist systems and can navigate from point A to B, based on the navigation route set by the driver. The system is only available on highways covered by high-precision maps in China, which are actually plentiful. NGP cannot navigate on secondary and tertiary streets that have not been mapped with high-precision.

Since the NGP’s launch on January 26th of this year, over 1 million km (620,000 miles) has been driven under the NGP by XPeng P7 users in China. Like Tesla, Xpeng is developing its own proprietary self-driving software in-house and isn’t relying on a 3rd party suppliers for firmware as most other OEMs do. Xpeng’s XPILOT 3.0 hardware is also very impressive, and integrates 12 ultrasonic sensors, 5 high-precision Bosch 5th generation millimeter-wave radars, 13 autonomous driving cameras, and uses NVIDIA Drive Xavier, which is NVIDIA’s most advanced autonomous vehicle chip, as well as QUALCOMM’s top-line in-vehicle processor, the Snapdragon 820A.

However, this week-long journey will really test the system, as independent members of the media are piloting the vehicles and can choose their own routes. Because it's such a long drive, not every person will drive the entire route, and some of the vehicles will be driven (well, not really driven much) by different journalists each day. This is the longest driving challenge for any autonomous driving assistance system in mass-produced models in China to date.


Episode titleInsideEVs On Xpeng’s Autonomous Drive In China
Episode number1
Date added31 March 2021
Run time0:03

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