Li Auto announced it would develop its next generation of electric vehicles using the high-performance, energy-efficient NVIDIA DRIVE AGX Orin. These new vehicles will be developed in collaboration with tier 1 supplier Desay SV and feature advanced autonomous driving features, as well as extended battery range for truly intelligent mobility.

The startup has become a standout brand in China over the past year. Its electric model lineup has led domestic sales of medium and large SUVs for eight consecutive months. With this latest announcement, the automaker can extend its lead to the autonomous driving industry.

NVIDIA Orin, the SoC at the heart of the future fleet, achieves 200 TOPS — nearly 7x the performance and 3x the energy efficiency of our previous generation SoC — and is designed to handle the large number of applications and deep neural networks that run simultaneously for automated and autonomous driving. Orin is designed to achieve the systematic safety standards such as ISO 26262 ASIL-D.

This centralized, high-performance system will enable software-defined, intelligent features in Li Auto’s upcoming electric vehicles, making them a smart choice for eco-friendly, safe and convenient driving.