Beijing, China-based autonomous driving company Haomo.AI Technology has unveiled an urban version of its Navigation on HPilot (NOH) advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) at the Chengdu Motor Show in southwest China.
The latest system was showcased on Great Wall Motor’s (GWM) Wey Mocca DHT-PHEV Lidar Edition vehicle, and includes automatic lane following, and turning and parking functions developed for urban open roads, expressways, parking lots and highways.
Urban NOH is the third-generation ADAS product from Haomo and follows the company’s previously released highway assist (HWA) and highway version of NOH, which can pilot a vehicle from point to point using high-definition maps based on a route set by a user.
Compared with the previous systems, urban NOH is more reliant on visual perception than high-definition maps to enable self-driving. The NOH combines Haomo’s in-house-developed data intelligence system MANA with Qualcomm’s 5nm and 7nm chips to provide computing power up to 360 TOPs. Up to 31 sensors feature and include two lidars, five millimeter-wave radars, 12 ultrasonic radars and 12 high-definition cameras.
Haomo hopes the perception-focused feature of urban NOH can reduce the costs of autonomous driving solutions for vehicle manufacturers. Furthermore, the solution should make it easier for self-driving to be expanded from city to city because high-definition maps currently only cover a limited area in China.
Haomo’s urban NOH ADAS will be used first on vehicles in Beijing and north China’s Hebei Province’s Baoding before being expanded to 10 cities by the end of 2022.
“By rolling out urban NOH, Haomo will provide convenience and the pleasure of autonomous driving to more and more car owners, which in turn will help Haomo maintain its position as the number-one company in China in providing autonomous driving solutions for mass-produced passenger vehicles,” commented Gu Weihao, CEO of Haomo.
To date, vehicles with Haomo’s ADAS have covered more than 15 million kilometers across China. The company delivers Level 2 automated driving solutions to auto makers and also sells Level 4 autonomous driving vans.