Xpeng launches XPILOT 3.5 semi-autonomous driving options


A brand new Xpeng P7 automobile is proven within the Xpeng Motors flagship retailer in a shopping center. Xpeng P7 is among the two widespread fashions of Xpeng motors.

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GUANGZHOU, China — Chinese language electrical automobile start-up Xpeng launched updates for its semi-autonomous driving system as its appears to up its problem to Tesla in China.

Xpeng launched XPILOT 3.5, the newest model of its superior driver-assistance system, or ADAS. This refers to a driving software program system with some autonomous options however the place a driver remains to be required.

With XPILOT 3.5, the corporate will probably be launching a function known as Metropolis NGP, which stands for navigation guided pilot. The system permits Xpeng’s automobiles to alter lanes, velocity up or decelerate, or overtake automobiles and enter and exit highways. Beforehand the system was designed only for highways, however now Xpeng will probably be releasing this function for driving in cities.

XPILOT 3.5 will probably be out there to homeowners of Xpeng’s P5 automobile, which was launched this yr. The improve will probably be rolled out to prospects within the first half of 2022.

Xpeng additionally introduced particulars of the next-generation ADAS known as XPILOT 4.0. The corporate stated that it has upgraded the {hardware} that may energy XPILOT 4.0 and can embody options together with automobile switch-on to assisted parking.

XPILOT 4.0 is slated for rollout within the first half of 2023.

XPILOT is Xpeng’s rival to Tesla’s ADAS known as Autopilot. Competitors in China’s electrical automobile market continues to warmth up. Automakers wish to launch options and automobiles to distinguish themselves and stand out in what’s changing into an more and more crowded market.

Xpeng additionally launched a brand new charger for its automobiles. The corporate says that with simply 5 minutes of charging with the brand new charger, the automobile’s battery may have a variety of 200 kilometers. 

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