The new Xpeng P7 car is on display at the Xpeng Motors flagship store in a shopping mall. The Xpeng P7 is one of two popular models from Xpeng Motors.
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GUANGZHOU, China – Chinese electric vehicle startup Xping has released an update to its semi-autonomous driving system to challenge China’s Tesla.
Xpeng has released XPILOT 3.5, the latest version of its advanced driver assistance system. System, or ADAS. It refers to a driving software system that has some autonomous features but still requires a driver.
With XPILOT 3.5, the company launched a feature called CityNGP, which stands for Navigation Guide Pilot. This system allows Xpeng cars to change lanes, speed up and down, and move cars in and out of the freeway. Previously, the system was designed specifically for highways, but Xpeng plans to release this feature for city driving.
XPILOT 3.5 will be available to owners of Xpeng P5 cars launched this year. The upgrade will be rolled out to customers in the first half of 2022.
Xpeng also announced details of the next generation of ADAS, called XPILOT 4.0. The company said it will upgrade the hardware that powers XPILOT 4.0, which includes features such as switching vehicles to assisted parking.
XPILOT 4.0 will be rolled out in the first half of 2023.
XPILOT is Xpeng’s rival to Tesla’s ADAS called Autopilot. Competition in the Chinese electric vehicle market is intensifying. Automakers are trying to differentiate themselves in the fast growing market by launching features and vehicles that stand out.
Xpeng has also launched a new charger for the car. According to the company, just five minutes of charging with the new charger will bring the car’s battery range up to 200 km.
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