XPeng Starts Pre-Orders for Its Third Production Smart EV P5 at Shanghai Auto Show
XPeng Motors (NYSE: XPEV) today exhibited and kicked off pre-orders for its third production model, the XPeng P5, the world’s first production smart EV equipped with automotive-grade LiDAR technology.
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XPeng P5 sedan (Photo: Business Wire)
Showcased at the 2021 International Automotive Exhibition in Shanghai today, the P5 family-friendly sedan joins XPeng’s P7 sports sedan and G3 compact SUV to offer a full suite of mobility solutions to customers in China. The P5 builds on the previous models not only in its best-in-class autonomous driving functionality, but also in its third generation tech-enabled smart cockpit features, envisioning the car as a third living space to complement home space and work space.
“We persist in exploring because we are convinced that technology will enrich our lifestyles and bring about a great mobility transformation,” Chairman and CEO Mr. He Xiaopeng said at the press conference. “We believe in the future of autonomous driving, and remain committed to it. Transportation has immense influence on our daily lives and technology is empowering our life choices and propelling a fundamental revolution in mobility.”
NGP autonomous driving – from highways to cities
The P5 will bring Navigation Guided Pilot (NGP) capabilities to city roads for the first time in a production vehicle, powered by XPeng’s full-stack in-house developed autonomous driving system XPILOT 3.5 – the strongest autonomous driving architecture in its class. The new architecture comprises 32 perception sensors (including 2 LiDAR units, 12 ultrasonic sensors, 5 millimeter-wave radars, and 13 high-definition cameras) and 1 high-precision positioning unit (GNSS + IMU), integrated into 360° dual-perception fusion to handle challenging and complex road conditions.
With its double-prism LiDAR units, the P5 can distinguish pedestrians, cyclists and scooters, static obstacles, and road works, and extend the NGP function from highways to city driving, dealing with cutting-in, automatic following and speed limit optimization on urban roads, traffic lights and small objects.
“The P5 realizes our vision of navigation-assisted autonomous driving, aiming to liberate the driver’s concentration and effort from the drudgery of manual driving,” Chairman He continued. “We seek to enable autonomous driving in all weathers and in the most challenging driving conditions.”