Xpeng’s second electric vehicle, the P7 intelligent coupe, started shipping in June. The company is now committing to releasing a new vehicle each year and will equip them with lidar systems to aid its self-driving technology starting in 2021. Photo: vogel.com.cna Xpeng’s second electric vehicle, the P7 intelligent coupe, started shipping in June. The company is now committing to releasing a new vehicle each year and will equip them with lidar systems to aid its self-driving technology starting in 2021. Photo: vogel.com.cna
Xpeng’s second electric vehicle, the P7 intelligent coupe, started shipping in June. The company is now committing to releasing a new vehicle each year and will equip them with lidar systems to aid its self-driving technology starting in 2021. Photo: vogel.com.cna

Chinese Tesla rival Xpeng will add lidar to their self-driving vehicles in 2021

  • Xpeng will equip its electric vehicles with light detection and ranging systems next year to improve its autonomous driving technology
  • Elon Musk says lidar is too expensive and not necessary, as Tesla’s self-driving technology relies on cameras and radar

Topic |   Autonomous driving
Xpeng’s second electric vehicle, the P7 intelligent coupe, started shipping in June. The company is now committing to releasing a new vehicle each year and will equip them with lidar systems to aid its self-driving technology starting in 2021. Photo: vogel.com.cna Xpeng’s second electric vehicle, the P7 intelligent coupe, started shipping in June. The company is now committing to releasing a new vehicle each year and will equip them with lidar systems to aid its self-driving technology starting in 2021. Photo: vogel.com.cna
Xpeng’s second electric vehicle, the P7 intelligent coupe, started shipping in June. The company is now committing to releasing a new vehicle each year and will equip them with lidar systems to aid its self-driving technology starting in 2021. Photo: vogel.com.cna
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