XPeng Motors, a Chinese startup carmaker, has released a beta testing video of its City Navigation Guided Pilot (NGP), one of the high-performance automated driving system’s future capabilities. The footage shows XPeng’s forthcoming P5 electric vehicle weaving through heavy traffic in Guangzhou, China, where the company is based. The beta testing video is included below.
China is recognized for its complex road conditions and wide range of parking options. Complicated traffic signals, unidentified sorts of cars, varied types of people, building sites, and other factors all contribute to the difficulty of autonomous driving and auto parking.
Xiaopeng Motors ($XPEV) is a Chinese electric vehicle company formed in Guangzhou in 2014. The firm raised $1.5 billion when it came out publicly on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in 2020.
furthermore to its flagship EV, the G3 SUV, which debuted in late 2018, XPeng Motors delivered the P7 sedans in 2019, and the company just announced the introduction of a third EV, the P5, a family car.
XPeng started taking pre-orders for the P5 in July, amid rumors of a highly aggressive pricing.
XPeng celebrated the formal introduction of the P5 in China last week by revealing more information about the electric vehicle, which will begin sales in October. XPeng provided details on its X-PILOT software system’s characteristics, including autopilot capability via its Navigation Guided Pilot (NGP).
XPeng NGP beta test on the upcoming P5
With beta test footage, XPeng shows off its smart NGP automation technology.
XPeng has revealed beta test footage of a P5 EV running autonomously in downtown Guangzhou with the assistance of City NGP (Navigation Guided Pilot).
Navigation Guided Pilot, or NGO, is XPeng’s equivalent of Tesla’s Navigate on Autopilot (NoA), which is included in XPILOT 3.0. Xpeng, on the other hand, isn’t the only Chinese automaker to have released its own model of NoA. competitors like NIO debuted Navigation On Pilot (NOP) earlier this year, this is the case. According to NIO, the vehicle’s version enables it to drive on and off-highway ramps, overtake, combine lanes, and follow pre-determined navigation routes.
XPeng’s XPILOT 3.0 features NGP advanced driver assistance system, which was launched earlier this year on the P7 sedan.
X-PILOT 3.5, the most recent generation, will arrive on the P5 and will involve two LiDAR sensors.
Because the X-PILOT 3.5 ADAS is presently the only system capable of executing City NGP, the P5 in the footage uses this LiDAR innovation.
NGP can operate without LiDAR, as it did in X-PILOT 3.0, although its capabilities are restricted. NGP is available for highways and expressways in X-PILOT 3.0, but not for city driving.
Looking forwards, XPeng’s Metropolis NGP for the 3.5 system seems to be very promising, as the P5 in the beta test seems to traverse a crowded city neatly and effectively.
The XPeng P5 with City NGP LiDAR detects red lights, yellow flashing lights, evades parked vehicles, passes roundabouts, turns left at junctions, and performs unsafe right turns, as seen below.
The XPeng P5 will be available in China next month and will include the X-PILOT 2.5 ADAS standard. Buyers may upgrade to 3.0 for an extra price, and the two LiDAR-equipped trims of the P5 (550P and 600P) can be upgraded to X-PILOT 3.5 with NGP for an additional fee.
XPeng has announced that it intends to offer the P5 EV in Europe as well, although no pricing or release date has been set.
XPeng Sets Records for Longest Autonomous Drive
The Navigation Guided Pilot achieves a human driver intervention rate of 0.71 per 100 kilometers.
The aggregated results for its 3,000 km navigation-assisted autonomous driving expedition, China’s longest real highway autonomous driving test by mass-produced vehicles, were released today by the top Chinese smart electric vehicle (“Smart EV”) firm.
The XPeng P7 fleet, which traveled 3,600 km from Guangzhou to Beijing under the direction of the NGP (Navigation Guided Pilot), averaged 0.71 human driver interventions per 100 km, establishing long-distance autonomous driving by mass-market passenger cars.
“The expedition has fully challenged the robustness and reliability of the NGP function. The results demonstrate that it is not only the strongest but also the easiest to use the autonomous driving function for production vehicles available in the market,”
“We strive to become the world’s top autonomous driving hardware and software provider, and our strategy and R&D capabilities place us well in achieving this goal,”
said Mr. He Xiaopeng, Chairman and CEO of XPeng, at a press briefing in Beijing.
During the 8-day excursion, which began in Guangzhou on March 19 and ended in Beijing on March 26, the average rate of success for lane shifting and driving under the direction of the NGP was 94.41 percent. During the same time period, the average success rate for entering and departing highway ramps was 92.76 percent, while the average tunnel pass-through success rate was 94.95 percent.
The expedition included 228 auto reporters, EV fans, and industry professionals who drove a fleet of 12 to 15 P7s (depending on the date) across 10 cities in six provinces along China’s eastern coastal route.
To thoroughly evaluate the NGP’s reactions and efficacy, the route was designed to encompass some of China’s most complicated but realistic traffic conditions and driving scenarios.
Throughout the 8-day trip, the NGP performed well in rainstorms, tunnels, and mountain roads, demonstrating its great resilience and reliability in managing China’s challenging driving conditions.
The NGP highway solution enables navigation-assisted automatic driving from point A to point B, depending on the driver’s navigation path and is accessible in China on highways with high-precision maps.
Its full-scenario high-definition positioning capabilities overcome HD-map positioning issues for China’s very complicated road conditions, including places where GPS signals are unavailable.
The NGP is powered by the P7’s powerful underlying XPILOT 3.0 automatic driving modern architecture, also boasts a perception suite that includes 14 cameras, 5 millimeter-wave radars, 12 ultrasonic sensors, centimeter-level high precision, decimeter-level high-definition mapping, the NVIDIA Xavier system-on-the-chip computing platform, and the Bosch iBooster brake system all this to control and collect data to navigate the road.
Xpeng auto parking function
The auto parking feature of XPeng received the highest score ever from the i-VISTA and is well-known in China. It covers 85 percent of parking circumstances, and our users report that car parking takes an average of 32.3 seconds.
It can detect parallel and vertical parking spots in both designated and unmarked lots, and it can handle a wide range of parking circumstances.
Ram Parking will be available in XPILOT 3.0 for parking lots. The function will detect side-front parking spots and will be expanded to include the ability to avoid barriers, plan routes, and execute parking in the “final mile.”
It is the world’s premier manufacturing vehicle parking system that does not require any parking lot modifications. Your XPeng may park itself all the time you return home.
Customers in China appreciate XPeng’s auto parking feature.
Xpeng All Voice In-car System
New features and system upgrades to XPeng’s Xmart OS, called “All Voice In-car System,” were also announced during Tech Day. This innovation, which was released just two days before Tech Day, promises to significantly improve the user experience of XPeng cars.