XPeng Inc. announced the launch of a long-distance navigation-assisted autonomous driving expedition from March 19 to 26, 2021, covering a complete distance of 3,675 km across six provinces in China. The performance of XPeng’s newly released autonomous driving assistance function, Navigation Guided Pilot (NGP), is going to be fully tested in 3,145km of highway driving, starting from Guangzhou, all the way north to Beijing.
The Xpeng P7 Premium version, equipped with XPILOT 3.0 which supports the NGP function, is going to be driven by members of the media and third parties during the 7-day drive expedition. The total distance of 3,675 km consists of about 3,145 km of highways, where the key functionalities and reliability of the NGP, including automatic highway ramp entering and exiting, automatic switching of highways and optimization of lane choices, automatic lane changing, overtaking and speed limit adjustment, are going to be fully tested by the press and third parties. The frequency of human driver intervention, and the success rate for the functions, are among the key indicators to be tested in these sophisticated driving scenarios on China’s highways.
Over the course of 7 days, the fleet of P7s will drive across 10 cities in China in six provinces, ranging from Guangzhou, to Shantou, Quanzhou, Wenzhou, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Nanjing, Qingdao, Jinan, finishing in Beijing.