Electric car maker XPeng Inc. has set a record for the longest autonomous drive in China by a mass-produced vehicle, according to BusinessWire.
- The Xpeng p7 fleet drove over 3,600 kilometers from Guangzhou to Beijing with 2,930 kilometers highway driving under the control of the Navigation Guided Pilot (NGP). The eight-day expedition started on March 19 and ended on March 26.
- The drive set a new benchmark for long-distance autonomous driving by mass production passenger vehicles with an average of 9.71 human driver interventions per 100 kilometers.
- The average success rate for lane changing and overtaking was 94.41%; the average highway ramp entering and exiting success rate 92.76%; and average tunnel pass-through success rate 94.95%.
- The P7’s XPILOT 3.0 autonomous driving architecture is currently the most powerful system in production vehicles in China. It has 14 cameras, 5 millimeter-wave radars, 12 ultrasonic sensors, centimeter-level high-definition positioning, decimeter-level high-definition mapping, NVIDIA Xavier system-on-the-chip computing platform, and Bosch iBooster brake system.