NOP+ has achieved full coverage on Beijing's city ring roads, including the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th ring roads, as well as fast roads and highways, said.

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Nio's (NYSE: NIO) NOP (Navigate on Pilot) Plus driver-assistance software is now available on Beijing's ring roads and major highways, making it the second electric vehicle (EV) maker after (NYSE: XPEV) to do so.

On July 10, Nio NOP+ functionality went live on highways and urban fast roads within Beijing's fifth ring road, the EV company announced today.

With this, NOP+ has achieved full coverage on Beijing's urban ring roads, including the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th rings, as well as fast roads and highways, bringing a more coherent and convenient travel experience, Nio said.

Nio did not provide further details. The company is the second carmaker after Xpeng to announce the achievement in China's capital city.

On June 15, Xpeng announced that its City NGP (Navigation Guided Pilot) feature was available in Beijing for users participating in a public beta test, which currently applies mainly to Beijing's ring roads and major highways.

City NGP is an ADAS feature similar to 's FSD, which allows the vehicle to perform a full range of driving tasks when it is activated and a navigation destination is set.

NOP+ is Nio's Tesla FSD-like driver assistance software, and the company is also building more advanced NAD (Nio Autonomous Driving) software.

On July 1, Nio announced that NOP+ had ended beta testing and would be upgraded to an official version and that it would begin accepting subscriptions at a price of RMB 380 ($53) per month.

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

With more than 52,000 users participating in the NOP+ Beta trial, the software enabled rapid iterative updates, it said.

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

The BEV perception architecture can display richer information including dynamic models, road elements, vehicle taillights, and turn signals, allowing assisted driving to be downgraded 80 percent less frequently for 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, gradually covering battery swap stations in highway service areas across the country, Nio said.

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

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Nio's NOP+ driver assistance software comes out of beta, starts accepting subscriptions