XPeng Motors advanced assisted driving feature, which its executive previously said would surpass Tesla's Full Self Driving (FSD) feature, is finally becoming available to some owners in China.
XPeng announced today that its City Navigation Guided Pilot (City NGP) feature is available on a trial basis in Guangzhou, where the company is headquartered, making it the first Chinese automotive brand to introduce an Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) feature for challenging urban environments. . Some XPeng P5 customers in Guangzhou can now access City NGP via an OTA update, marking a key milestone in the development of the company's own autonomous driving technology, according to a press release.
City NGP is an ADAS feature similar to Tesla's FSD that allows the vehicle itself to perform a full range of driving tasks when it is activated and navigation destinations are set.
The function includes keeping a safe distance from vehicles ahead, changing lanes due to navigation or vehicle overtaking decisions, managing lane merging and dividing, navigating around stationary vehicles or obstacles, and maintaining an appropriate speed throughout the entire travel route.
It also automatically detects and responds to traffic signals, makes lane change decisions and notifies the driver, navigates through intersections, roundabouts, viaducts and tunnels, and avoids obstacles such as buildings, pedestrians and cyclists.
To ensure sufficient knowledge of safety procedures, City NGP requires a seven-day familiarization period and 100 kilometers of driving before its features can be used on all available roads, XPeng says.