Chinese EV manufacturer XPeng has released results from surveys of customer cars in what they claim to be China’s longest real highway autonomous driving challenge undertaken by mass-produced vehicles.
But it is not full autonomy. Their Navigation Guided Pilot function, is automatic navigation assisted driving and is available only on Chinese highways covered by high-precision maps.
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Recently during 25 days, automatic lane changing and overtaking manoeuvres were conducted 131,484 times, and automatic highway ramp entering and exiting manoeuvres were conducted 105,943 times.
The total distance covered by vehicles was over 1 mill kms.
Report says the success rate for lane changing and overtaking was between 86.05% to 97.91%. The highway ramp entering and existing success rate ranged from 83.76% to 96.93%
That means drivers had to intervene on many occasions so we still are a long way from full autonomy.
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