Is Xpeng's AI Advances a Game-Changer in Smart Cars?

At the 520 AI DAY conference held on 20th May, Xpeng Motors showcased its latest advancements in the field of Artificial Intelligence, unveiling the new AI Tianji system to enhance the smart driving and cabin experience of its models. The system hit all models in the market right from the night of the conference, marking the company’s continuous iteration and innovation in intelligent car technology.

He Xiaopeng, Chairman and CEO of Xpeng Motors, revealed that the first model of the MONA series will be unveiled to the public in June, stirring the market’s anticipation for Xpeng’s new product line. The company now has the capacity to develop core algorithms for perception, positioning, planning, and decision-making, demonstrating prowess in data processing on both vehicle and cloud ends.

Xpeng Motors launched end-to-end large models including the neural network XNet, the policy and control large model XPlanner, and the large language model XBrain. Developed based on 1 billion+ kilometers of video training, 6.46 million kilometers of real vehicle testing, and 2.16 billion kilometers of simulation testing, the company plans to augment the intelligent driving capability by 30 times within the next 18 months. By the third quarter of 2024, it expects countrywide smart driving coverage, and by 2025, achieving comparable urban smart driving and high-speed smart driving experiences.

While driving intelligent driving technologies, He Xiaopeng mentioned that Xpeng Motors plans to provide near L4 level smart driving experiences in China by 2025, and is currently testing XNGP’s end-to-end capability worldwide, signalling the company’s firm commitment towards advancing autonomous driving technologies.

To accelerate the R&D of intelligent technologies, Xpeng Motors plans to invest 3.5 billion CNY in 2024 and aims to add 4,000 specialized technical talents. Moreover, the company intends to inject over 700 million CNY annually into computational power training to back its AI technology development.

The upgrade of the AI Tianji system not only boosts the frame rate and response speed but also enhances application startup speed, significantly improving user interaction experience. Moreover, Xpeng Motors has unveiled the “Global Large Language Model”,This model introduced an in-car assistant AI, “Little P”, and AI driver features, including AI chauffeur, AI parking, and AI bodyguard. The AI parking feature encompasses full automatic departure parking and multi-scenario parking, demonstrating the company’s in-depth research and application in the field of intelligent driving assistance.

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