XPeng to announce first Lidar supplier on December 22
Chinese electric car company XPeng Motors (NYSE: XPEV) will announce the latest progress on Lidar mass production on December 22, and will also announce its first Lidar supplier.
XPeng founder He Xiaopeng will unveil the world's first Lidar-equipped production vehicle in 2021 at the Guangzhou Auto Show on November 20.
The Lidar system will improve its next-generation autonomous driving architecture, particularly by enhancing the vehicle's high-precision target recognition performance.
In addition to the use of Lidar in hardware, XPeng's next-generation autonomous driving technology will incorporate multiple modules for perception, behavior planning, and behavior/motion prediction and map fusion in its software architecture.
In terms of hardware, XPeng's new models are expected to be equipped with a solution of cameras, millimeter-wave radar, ultrasonic sensors, Lidar, high precision positioning, high precision mapping, and high-performance computing platforms, for a total of 32 driving sensors, resulting in a robust hardware redundancy design.