Chinese electric vehicle company Xpeng Motors said Thursday that users have accumulated more than 5 million kilometers using the Navigation Guided Pilot (NGP) feature as of May 31, 125 days since the feature was made available to users on Jan. 26.
NGP is the core of Xpeng's XPILOT 3.0 autonomous driving assistance system, which allows vehicles to drive from point A to point B with automatic navigation assistance based on a user-set navigation route.
On Feb. 22, Xpeng said that as of 20:00 Feb. 20 Beijing Time, it had exceeded 1 million kilometers of NGP user usage.
This is just 25 days after Xpeng pushed an OTA update to the P7 model and opened up the NGP feature to users on January 26.
On April 12, users had logged 2,329,683 kilometers of NGP usage through March.
In March, Xpeng completed the 3,000 km NGP Expedition Challenge, becoming the first automotive company to complete a similar event with a mass-produced self-driving assistance feature.
The NGP Expedition Challenge took 8 days to complete, passing through 10 cities, with multiple drivers switching hands in a relay.
NGP achieved a 94% success rate in lane changes and overtaking, and a similar 93% for highway ramp entry/exit.
At the Xpeng NGP Expedition Challenge results sharing meeting held on March 31, Xpeng Chairman and CEO He Xiaopeng said, "We not only want to be the best in China, but also want to bring intelligent capabilities to the world".
In the intelligent track, Xpeng will continue to lead the industry and bring more and stronger intelligent products, he said.
It is worth noting that Xpeng has been emphasizing that the NGP function is still in "beta" status, seemingly hoping to avoid the risk of possible safety incidents for it.