With the official release of NOP+, brings a new BEV and occupancy network awareness model and switches to the same technology stack as NAD.

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Nio (NYSE: NIO) has ended beta testing of NOP (Navigate on Pilot) Plus, its assisted driving software, and started accepting paid subscriptions as planned.

Along with the release of Nio OS Banyan 2.0.0, NOP+ Beta will be upgraded to the official version, the electric vehicle (EV) maker announced today.

Starting July 1, NOP+ will start accepting subscriptions at RMB 380 ($52) per month, and free access benefits for new car buyers will be handed out at the same time, Nio said.

As of June 30, NOP+ Beta has been in a free trial for 185 days and has accumulated 42.86 million kilometers, adding 2.1 million kilometers per week, the company said.

More than 52,000 users participated in the NOP+ Beta trial, and the software achieved rapid iterative updates, it said.

On the official version of NOP+, Nio brought a new BEV (Bird's Eye View) and occupancy network perception model and switched to the same technology stack as NAD (Nio Autonomous Driving), it said.

The BEV perception architecture can display richer information including dynamic models, road elements, vehicle taillights, and turn signals, allowing assisted driving to reduce the frequency of degradation by 80 percent, resulting in a smoother NOP+ experience, Nio said.

In the second half of 2023, NOP+ will be extended to cover battery swap scenarios in highway service areas, and gradually cover battery swap stations in highway service areas nationwide, it said.

In the future, Nio will continue to optimize the assisted driving experience based on BEV and occupancy network awareness model, it said.

NOP+ will be pushed to vehicles with the Banyan 2.0.0 CN release, and users who do not receive the push in time will get 1 month of free access, Nio said.

The new ES6 already comes with Banyan version 2.0.1 CN software, and the ET5 Touring and new ES8 come with Banyan 2.0.0 CN on delivery, it said.

Nio announced on April 10 that customers who purchase ET7, ES7, EC7 and ET5 customers before June 1, and the new ES8 before August 1, will receive 2 years of free access to NOP+.

Customers who have previously purchased Nio Pilot software will receive at least 5 years of free NOP+ access if they purchase a new model of Nio's Banyan-based system again, Nio said at the time.

On May 31, Nio announced that all customers who purchase a new Nio vehicle will receive 1 year of free use of NOP+, with an expiration date for the benefit to be announced in the future.

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