XPeng announces City NGP pilot program to challenge Tesla FSD Beta

XPeng City NGP Pilot Program courtesy of XPeng

XPeng, the Chinese EV manufacturer, has officially announced the launch of a pilot program of its City Navigation Guided Pilot. The pilot program is for the company’s Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS).

Some XPeng P5 owners can participate in the pilot program. Their cars will receive an over-the-air update.

After it has been downloaded the driver will have to complete a familiarization stage that lasts 100km before they can use all the functionalities on all available roads.

XPeng says with City NGP, a car can perform driving tasks like keeping a safe distance from other cars, changing lanes or overtaking, moving around obstacles. It will also follow traffic lights, make turns, take roundabouts, and more.

The abilities of City NGP strongly resemble that of Tesla’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta, which has yet to expand outside of Canada and the United States, although there have been reports Tesla has been testing it internally in China.

XPeng’s Chairman and CEO, He Xiaopeng, said:

“With the rollout of City NGP, XPeng is spearheading a strategic roadmap to complete our ADAS coverage from highways and parking lots to much more complex city driving scenarios, offering our customers enhanced safety and an optimized driving experience. We believe the continuous evolvement of City NGP and the expansion of its coverage will accelerate the transformation of the driving experiences of our customers.”

Apart from City NGP, XPeng owners can look forward to the company’s ultra-fast chargers that can add 210 km in just 5 minutes.