XPeng Kicks Off the Longest Autonomous Driving Expedition in China
XPeng Inc., manufacturers of a Chinese smart electric vehicle (“Smart EV”), today kicked off the autonomous driving expedition with a fleet of XPeng P7s, covering a total distance of 3,675 km across six provinces in China. The mission will be the most extended autonomous driving expedition by mass-produced vehicles in China.
The expedition will showcase the capability of Navigation Guided Pilot (or “NGP”), a full-stack in-house developed autonomous driving solution by XPeng, in complex driving scenarios on China’s highways. The NGP will challenge the metrics, including the frequency of human driver intervention per 100 kilometres, the success rate for automatic highway ramp entering and exiting, automatic lane changing, overtaking and passing through tunnels.
The expedition includes more than 200 auto journalists, EV enthusiasts and industry experts over seven days from 19 to 26 March. The fleet of P7s will drive across ten cities in China, starting from Guangzhou today to Shantou, Quanzhou, Wenzhou, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Nanjing, Qingdao, and Jinan Beijing on 26 March.
NGP highway solution provides navigation assisted autonomous driving from point A to B, based on the driver's navigation route, and is available on highways covered by high-precision maps in China.