Chinese electric vehicle startup WM Motor's first 100 WM W6 units were shipped from its factory in Hubei on March 27 and will soon be delivered to the company's dealer network in cities across China.
The WM W6 is the first production model in China to support self-driving and the first vehicle in China to feature CloudAVP (Cloud Automated Valet Parking).
The first batch of WM W6 will be shipped as show cars to stores in cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Wuhan, Chongqing, Hangzhou, and Chengdu. Customers will be able to experience the model's smart technology in-store.
WM W6 is equipped with a 7nm automotive-grade Qualcomm 8155 chip, 5G baseband, five 77GHz millimeter-wave radars, seven cameras, and 12 ultrasonic radars.
As an automated parking system developed in cooperation with Baidu, CloudAVP is applied in two scenarios: one is a parking lot with fixed parking spaces such as home or company, which is called HAVP; the other is a commercial parking lot like a shopping mall or office building, which is called PAVP.
In the HAVP scenario, the vehicle only needs to complete the route learning once. After that, the user can get out of the car in advance and the vehicle will automatically park into space.
In the PAVP scenario, after the user gets out of the car, the vehicle will find a parking space and park itself.
In both scenarios, the user can summon the vehicle unmanned to the user's location via cell phone when picking up the vehicle.
WM W6 launched its pre-sale on March 1, and will be launched and start delivery at the Shanghai Auto Show in April.
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