Chinese electric carmaker Xpeng rolls out autonomous highway driving features in challenge to Tesla

Xpeng CEO He Xiaopeng stands subsequent to the firm’s P7 electrical sedan as he addresses media on the 2020 Beijing auto existing.

Evelyn Cheng | CNBC

GUANGZHOU, China — Chinese language electrical carmaker Xpeng Motors has started rolling out its contemporary self reliant twin carriageway driving ingredients to eligible possibilities because it appears to be to be like to ramp up its hassle to Tesla on this planet’s largest auto market.

The electrical automobile originate-up announced the Navigation Guided Pilot or NGP this month. The characteristic enables drivers to robotically trade lanes, tempo up or boring down, overtake vehicles as neatly as enter and exit highways.

It’s piece of the following generation of Xpeng’s XPILOT 3.0 “progressed driver-assistance diagram” (ADAS). Prospects who accumulate bought the possibility on the pinnacle fee version of Xpeng’s P7 sedan shall be ready to download NGP over WiFi.

The ingredients are piece of a broader so-known as over-the-air update that enables possibilities to download contemporary tool via WiFi. It’s equivalent to upgrading the working diagram on a phone.

XPeng’s working diagram, Xmart OS 2.5.0, shall be readily accessible to all P7 possibilities, the firm said. It comprises an upgraded boom assistant and sure in-automobile apps.

The firm, which is headquartered in Guangzhou, is trying to specialize in its tool and self reliant driving capabilities as a manner to differentiate from home competitors like Nio and Li Auto as neatly as hassle Tesla.

The U.S. electrical carmaker has its enjoy self reliant ADAS known as Autopilot.

China’s electrical automobile companies are having a glimpse to add more self reliant ingredients to their vehicles. Nio has its enjoy diagram known as NIO Pilot.

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