XPeng has made a series of announcements at its annual 1024 Tech Day. These included two new generations of its its in-house developed ADAS XPILOT 3.5 and XPILOT 4.0, the design of its road-capable flying car, supercharging technology breakthroughs, and robotic innovations – forming the key components of the company’s smart mobility ecosystem.

In the first half of 2022, XPeng will roll out XPILOT 3.5, extending XPILOT’s driver assistance system to support China’s complex driving scenarios in major roads in the city. It incorporates a quadruple perception fusion solution, with dual-camera-vision coverage, complemented by LiDAR and millimeter-wave radar sensors.

The system’s visual perception network has been upgraded from 2D detection to 3D, integrating multiple-target recognition, classification and positioning. With the inclusion of its LiDAR perception system, XPILOT 3.5 is capable of delivering deep information fusion in a 3D drivable space.

In conjunction with its upgrades to the XPILOT system, the OEM has rolled out an integrated smart driver assistance safety test. This establishes clear boundaries for drivers before activating a vehicle’s ADAS functions. Through the system’s driving score feature, drivers will receive a comprehensive education on safe driving and be able to conduct regular safety tests in anticipation of enabling XPILOT features.

Planned for roll-out in the first half of 2023, XPILOT 4.0 is designed to deliver full-scenario driver assistance which can support point-to-point driving for customers. It will be built on a new hardware platform, with 508 TOPS ECU computing power supported by two Orin-X autonomous driving SoC units, an 8-million-pixel front-view binocular camera, 2.9-million-pixel side-view cameras, and a highly integrated, expandable, domain controller. The hardware upgrade will increase XPILOT’s perception capability on top of its multiple-perception fusion platform.

At its Tech Day, XPeng revealed its new X-Power chargers. The chargers sit on an 800V high-voltage mass-production Silicon Carbide (SiC) platform, and can replenish up to 200 km (124 miles) of driving range in 5 minutes. To maximize the utility of the platform, XPeng will roll out 480 kW high-voltage supercharging piles with IP67 protection and safety monitoring to provide a safe, convenient, charging experience. In supporting the network, XPeng will also launch power storage facilities in both piles and mobile vehicles.

At the Tech Day, XPeng also unveiled a new generation flying car design developed by HT Aero, its affiliate Urban Air Mobility (UAM) company. The new model will be built on HT Aero’s successful record of 15,000+ safe flights completed to date, fully in-house developed R&D, and multi-level safety redundancy design. Planned for rollout in 2024, the new road-capable model will feature a lightweight design, and a foldable rotor mechanism for seamless fly-drive conversion.

XPeng also presented a robot prototype that would become a part of its smart mobility ecosystem. The pony-style robot prototype will be able to perceive diverse environments and multiple targets with 3D route planning and execute multi-mode user recognition through facial, body and voiceprint recognition. It will utilize a 360-degree peripheral camera module and LiDAR sensing system with object recognition, sound field sensory capabilities.

XPeng has said that it will explore increasingly diverse scenarios to support wider mobility, planning and man-to-machine interaction.