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NIO Navigation Pilot Hits 1 Billion KM, Paving the Way for Autonomous Driving


In a remarkable feat that solidifies NIO’s position as a frontrunner in the realm of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), the company has officially announced that its NIO Pilot (NOP/NOP+) navigation assistance has surpassed a staggering 1 billion kilometers of driving mileage. This groundbreaking achievement marks a first for any navigation assistance product in China, underscoring NIO’s unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of automotive technology.

The journey to this historic milestone has been nothing short of impressive. NIO’s navigation assistance system, launched in September 2020, reached the 500 million kilometer mark by September 2023, a feat that took a mere 1,068 days. However, the real jaw-dropper lies in the fact that it took just 273 days for the system to double that figure, hitting the coveted 1 billion kilometer mark in a blistering display of rapid progress.

That’s not all – NIO’s full-scope navigation assistance has also accumulated an impressive 5 million hours of usage, with a single-day peak of a staggering 60k hours on May 1, 2024.

NIO’s urban fleet verification mileage has reached a whopping 1.03 million kilometers, spanning an impressive 726 cities across the vast expanse of China. This extensive real-world testing has undoubtedly played a crucial role in refining and enhancing the capabilities of NIO’s cutting-edge navigation technology.

NIO’s achievements in the realm of ADAS have not gone unnoticed, as the company has been selected for China’s first national pilot project for autonomous driving L3/L4 access and road traffic. This groundbreaking initiative aims to identify intelligent networked vehicle products with L3 and L4 driving automation capabilities that are ready for mass production. Approved vehicles will be granted the coveted opportunity to operate on designated roads, paving the way for the commercialization of advanced autonomous driving technologies.

In preparation for this monumental project, NIO obtained a conditional autonomous driving (L3) high-speed road test license in Shanghai back in December 2023. Armed with this license, the company conducted extensive real-world road tests of its conditional autonomous driving system on designated roads, leaving no stone unturned in its quest to fully prepare for the access and road traffic pilot projects.

As the automotive industry continues its relentless march towards a future of autonomous driving and advanced driver assistance systems, NIO’s remarkable achievements serve as a testament to the company’s unwavering commitment to innovation and technological prowess. With a billion kilometers under its belt and a coveted spot in China’s autonomous driving pilot project, NIO is poised to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of mobility.

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