On March 14, Xpeng reported that yesterday, the first session of the 14th National People’s Congress closed. The National Two Sessions in 2023 officially came to an end. In this vibrant spring, the development goals for the new year have been clearly defined, and we have embarked on a new journey of pursuing our dreams.
He Xiaopeng, chairman and CEO of Xpeng, was elected as a representative of the National People’s Congress for the first time this year, and submitted “Suggestions on Exploring and Accelerating the Systematic Guarantee of the Application of Autonomous Driving” to the conference.
As an intelligent manufacturing company that has been rooted in Guangdong since its inception, and the first brand in China that insists on full-stack self-development in the field of autonomous driving, the suggestions we give based on our own exploration and practice are not only important for the high-quality development of the autonomous driving industry. The development has played a role in promoting it, and it has also attracted the attention of many mainstream media.
Mainstream media pays close attention to Xpeng
He Xiaopeng, chairman and CEO of Xiaopeng Motors, mainly put forward suggestions on issues in the autonomous driving industry this time. In response to the rapid development of my country’s intelligent networked automobile industry and the accelerated development and implementation of autonomous driving technology, He Xiaopeng put forward three suggestions:
Promote the acceleration of legislation related to intelligent networked vehicles and autonomous driving;
Explore the establishment of autonomous driving technology and autonomous driving vehicle insurance product system; and
Promote the acceleration of the urban high-precision map review process.
People’s Daily Online published a report titled “Representative He Xiaopeng Suggestions: Use Policies to Promote Wider and Safer Applications of Autonomous Driving”, and pointed out in the report, “He Xiaopeng’s proposals for the two sessions on speeding up the implementation of autonomous driving applications, put forward specific suggestions from the aspects of technological innovation driving and optimizing policy supply, which are highly consistent with the development trend of my country’s auto industry and economic development strategy in the new era. It is conducive to promoting the high-quality development of my country’s strategic emerging industries.”
Guangdong Radio and Television Station also invited He Xiaopeng as a guest in the “Two Sessions ‘Cloud’ Interview” program broadcast on March 8 to discuss topics such as how the new energy vehicle industry will develop with high quality.
He Xiaopeng believes that intelligent manufacturing is an important part of boosting high-quality development, “Today’s new energy vehicles are already a new business card for intelligent manufacturing, and at the same time, the AI technology needed for autonomous driving is the key development direction in the future. The combination of digital energy and physical energy is what I think we will focus on exploring in the next five years.”
China News Network, Caixin, Pengpai News, Jiemian News and other dozens of media also reported on the proposal, too many to list one by one. We would also like to thank the media for their attention to us.
Putting high-quality development into practice, we do this!
“Accelerating the realization of high-level technological self-reliance and self-improvement is the only way to promote high-quality development.
“General Secretary Xi Jinping’s important speech when he participated in the deliberations of the Jiangsu delegation at the First Session of the 14th National People’s Congress on the afternoon of March 5 deeply explained the significance of achieving high-level scientific and technological self-reliance and self-improvement, and pointed out the way forward for my country to accelerate the construction of a world science and technology power.
As an intelligent manufacturing enterprise with scientific and technological exploration as its core competitiveness, in the past 9 years, we have built an independent and controllable supply chain system, deeply cultivated technological innovation, broke through technical barriers, and jointly built a new ecology of sustainable development of intelligent connected vehicles.
Last year, Xpeng’ annual sales exceeded 120,000 units, an increase of 23% over 2021. As of December 31, 2022, the cumulative historical sales volume has exceeded 250,000 units.
In terms of promoting technological innovation, we always adhere to the full-stack independent research and development route. With high saturated R&D investment, promote the transformation of intelligent assisted driving and intelligent network technology, and lead my country’s intelligent network vehicle software technology in the world’s leading position.
As of the end of the third quarter of 2022, Xpeng’ cumulative R&D investment in history has exceeded 12.5 billion yuan, and it has applied for more than 4,000 patents.
We have continuously made breakthroughs in intelligent assisted driving technology. As of December 31, 2022, the mileage penetration rate of the highway NGP function has exceeded 60%. In September last year, the city NGP, a high-end intelligent driving assistance function based on urban road conditions, was first released in Guangzhou, and will be launched in Shenzhen, Shanghai and other cities in 2023 on a variety of models, further accelerating the popularization of autonomous driving mass production technology.
We always adhere to the user-centered approach, and provide users with more technologically-rich and differentiated products with better product quality, manufacturing quality, service quality and intelligent experience.
With the launch of more and more flagship products such as G9 and P7i, we will enter the second half of the smart driving competition with the industry, from the realization of full-scenario intelligent assisted driving from parking space to parking space, to the realization of conditional automatic driving, and finally to the realization of the technological breakthrough and commercial landing of fully autonomous driving.
At present, the era of smart cars is accelerating. In 2023, we will continue to improve our internal skills, enhance our core competitiveness, and contribute to the high-quality development of my country’s smart manufacturing industry!