Our advanced driver-assistance system (commonly referred to as autonomous driving) is NIO’s Navigate on Pilot (NOP). QU PING CE, a popular tech review channel in China led by Li Jieling, test drove the NIO ES8 with the upgraded NOP feature when NIO OS 2.7.0 was first released.
Kris Tomasson, NIO's VP of Design, to keynote at the ArtCenter College of Design's Virtual Car Classic on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. An alumnus of the world-renowned ArtCenter in Pasadena, Kris has built a successful career as a global design leader. We are honored that the ArtCenter has asked Kris to be a keynote speaker in its fourth episode of the Virtual Car Classic.
At the Beijing International Auto Show 2020, NIO unveiled its Navigate on Pilot (NOP) feature, making NIO one of only two automakers in the world to implement automatic navigation assistance. NOP with NIO OS 2.7.0 offers many advanced features. It can be used in the city and freeways, adjusts speed depending upon speed limits, switches lanes based on road conditions, and possesses offline mode.
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Because safety is of crucial importance at NIO, we are careful not to overstate our system's capabilities. Jianyong notes that the current NOP is not yet capable of making the correct turns at an intersection or stop at a red light on its own. He notes, "But we are working on that, which requires more environment objects perception capabilities."
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We are honored to be a part of the excitement surrounding autonomous driving. What we have seen is that there are many different approaches in explaining this nascent technology and how consumers will accept it. After seeing the reviews of NIO's Navigate-on-Pilot, we had a few questions about the technology. We asked Jianyong Zhang, the Associate Vice-President of Autonomous Driving at NIO, a few questions about our approach.
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Many automotive industry observers are debating how onboard digital assistants’ advances can enable future innovations for election vehicles, and eventually, for autonomous cars. This debate is helping us define what a “smart car” will be for its users.
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