Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer NIO has announced an update to its advanced driving assistant system (ADAS), NIO Pilot, adding seven new features including Highway Pilot, Traffic Jam Pilot, Auto Lane Changing (ALC) and more.
The update marks the transformation of NIO Pilot into a comprehensive, Level 2 autonomous driving system, offering advanced driving assistance.
As a key strategic focus, NIO will continue to develop core technologies, with autonomous driving algorithms, foundational software, ADAS and other technologies being developed jointly by NIO teams in the USA and China.
‘‘As a smart electric vehicle brand, the research and development of autonomous driving technologies is absolutely vital to NIO. It is only through progressive research and development and mastering core technologies, that we can more quickly respond to user feedback and quicken the pace of product iteration. In this way, we can offer users an experience that exceeds their expectations,” NIO’s vice president of autonomous driving, Jamie Carlson stated.
Alongside the NIO Pilot update, the company upgraded its NIO OS smart operating system to NIO OS 2.0, and unveiled a new user experience (UX) vehicle interaction and user interface (UI) design.
The NIO OS 2.0 smart operating system is a comprehensive optimization based upon user feedback. More screen gesture operations have been added so that most operations can be completed through gestures alone. It also integrates third-party content such as Baidu Maps, QQ Music and NIO Radio, NIO’s online audio community.