Zeekr brings OTA and component updates to 001’s ADAS capabilities

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Chinese vehicle manufacturer Zeekr has confirmed that its 001 models will be subject to an extensive OTA update covering its ADAS, driver comfort and other systems. The 001 is stated to be the world’s first production car equipped with two 7nm autonomous driving chips, embedded within a complete visual fusion sensing system capable of providing autonomous capabilities at speeds of up to 130km/h.

In testing environments, Zeekr states that the 001 has shown it can automatically slow when it detects pedestrians or non-motor vehicles approaching. It also has the capability to automatically detect a car door open on the side of the road or a truck approaching from the side, turning the vehicle’s wheels slightly to avoid a possible side collision.

The latest upgrades also include a high-performance 8155 Snapdragon microchip which controls user control functions within the cockpit. This new system, it is stated, provides signal transmission and a processing rate 10 times faster than most existing systems.

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Lawrence has been covering engineering subjects – with a focus on motorsport technology – since 2007 and has edited and contributed to a variety of international titles. Currently, he oversees Automotive Powertrain Technology and Professional Motorsport World magazines as editor.

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