XPeng G9 gets the permit for autonomous driving tests on public roads in China.
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XPeng G9 gets the permit for autonomous driving tests on public roads in China.

After getting this permit, XPeng G9 SUVs will commence autonomous driving tests on designated public roads in China.

Chinese EV company XPeng announced that its flagship SUV G9 has successfully obtained the Guangzhou Intelligent Connected Vehicle Road Test Permit, making it the first unmodified commercial vehicle to qualify for autonomous driving tests on designated public roads in China.

On October 31, XPENG received the Permit following approvals from the Industry and Information Technology Bureau, Public Security Bureau, and the Transport Bureau of Guangzhou Municipality. Mass-produced G9 SUVs, without any hardware reconfiguration but only software upgrades, are now qualified to conduct autonomous driving tests on designated public roads in Guangzhou, China.

The G9 SUV is equipped with XPENG’s second-generation ADAS, XNGP, featuring industry-first full-scenario driver assistance.

The X Version of G9 is powered by dual NVIDIA DRIVE Orin chips, which deliver 508 TOPS (trillion operations per second) of computing performance. G9 uses 31 sensors, and a front-view camera for advanced object detection—its front-mounting dual-LiDAR sensors cover 180º, reducing the size of blind spots.

Dr. Xinzhou Wu, Vice President of the Autonomous Driving Center at XPENG, said: Securing the autonomous driving road testing permit for a commercial vehicle is a strong endorsement of our autonomous driving deep R&D and software capabilities. Our approach to using mass-produced commercial vehicles to explore mobility solutions will build a strong foundation to realize economies of scale. Significant cost efficiency brings us another step closer to commercializing robotaxis in the future.

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