Xpeng Motors announces the deployment of a surrounding reality display for navigation assisted autonomous driving on its mass-produced vehicles, becoming the first automaker across the globe to do so. China’s leading mapping, navigation, and location-based services provider, Amap, will provide the necessary infrastructure for the new feature.
Amap’s system provides precise lane-level navigation, delivering co-guidance for both vehicle and driver, by using artificial intelligence, visual technology, and high precision maps. It functions as both an infotainment and an autonomous driving platform.
With an ever-increasing coverage, the company’s high precision maps already cover over 300,000 km (186,000 mi) of highways and urban expressways. This translates to real-time traffic updates for nearly 95% of China’s highway system spanned over 360 cities.
The drivers will get a clearer 3D rendering display and also receive assistance to make better judgments, delivering a safer driving experience through the integration of Amap’s surrounding reality display into XPeng’s Navigation Guided Pilot (NGP).
XPeng’s upcoming NGP will facilitate navigation assisted autonomous driving from point A to B as per the route set by the driver. It will also conduct automatic speed limit adjustments, automatic switching to highways, optimized lane choices, automatic entering and exiting ramps, and automatic overtaking.
The existing customers will start receiving OTA updates for the feature as early as the next couple of weeks.
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