Xpeng Motors, a Chinese electric vehicle and technology company, announced that its P7 smart electric sports sedan officially rolls out in China on April 27. The Xpeng P7 features the NVIDIA DRIVE AGX Xavier platform for its XPILOT3.0. Signaling the EV maker’s confidence in NVIDIA’s AI compute platform, Xpeng also announced it will leverage the DRIVE platform for its next production model.
The long range smart sedan Xpeng P7 is the company’s first intelligent EV to be powered by the NVIDIA DRIVE AGX platform, which features the high-performance, energy-efficientXavier system-on-a-chip (SoC). It is equipped with 12 ultrasonic sensors, five high-precision millimeter-wave radars, 13 autonomous driving cameras, plus one in-car camera with HD map and high-precision positioning. The smart electric sedan will bring several autonomous driving feature-firsts to Chinese customers, including Level 3-ready full-scenario autonomous driving functions for highways, urban roads and valet parking.
The P7 leverages NVIDIA from end to end, starting with NVIDIA’s AI infrastructure for the development of Xpeng’s own self-driving deep neural networks. Inside the vehicle, the open NVIDIA DRIVE OS enables Xpeng to run its proprietary autonomous driving software, XPILOT3.0, and deliver continual over-the-air updates critical for future autonomous driving capability advancements. Xpeng is also using NVIDIA Xavier’s Deep Learning Accelerators for AI inference used in Level 3 operation.