As seen in the footage, the autopilot technology requires no human intervention, even during the higher skill-demanding maneuvers, such as changing several lanes or exiting the main road. It even apologizes for braking too hard after it stops the car when an oncoming scooter is detected. Also, the system warns of various events along the road, including other vehicle movements and anticipating its own maneuvers.
The 26-kilometer (16-mile) ride video is the second CNGP test made public by Xpeng. A few days before this release, the company’s CEO sat in the driver’s seat and let the autopilot drive around. According to Xpeng’s claims, human intervention was needed only once during the test (video at the end of the article).
The Chinese EV maker, established in 2014, is pushing hard to get relevant authorities to approve its navigation solution for public use on the cars it produces by the end of the third quarter of 2022.