Musk’s tweet hinted that Xiaopeng’s car had plagiarized, and He Xiaopeng replied:next year we are going to be beaten by us to find it
Xiaopeng Motors and Tesla are pinching each other again!
The Guangzhou Auto Show opened yesterday. Xiaopeng Motors announced that its next-generation autonomous driving architecture will include lidar technology. Soon after the news was announced, it triggered discussions among American industry insiders. Tesla CEO Musk reposted related tweets, suggesting that the other party”plagiarized.” Today, He Xiaopeng suspiciously responded to Musk on his personal Weibo.
It is understood that at the Guangzhou Auto Show, Xiaopeng Motors stated that the lidar system will improve its next-generation autonomous driving architecture, especially the high-precision target recognition performance of the vehicle. The company announced that it will upgrade its autonomous driving software and hardware systems from mass-produced models produced in 2021, using lidar technology to improve performance. This makes the company the first car manufacturer in the world to integrate lidar technology into production cars.
Subsequently, there was a discussion in the American industry. Some people believed that Xiaopeng Motors upgraded its lidar technology because it copied Tesla before and the recognition was not accurate enough.
Tesla CEO Musk retweeted this tweet and said that they have Tesla’s old software, but not our latest neural network computer.”Obviously, this is just Xiaopeng’s problem, and other Chinese companies have not done so.”
Today, the chairman of Xiaopeng Motors He Xiaopeng posted on Weibo suspected of”returning” Musk’s remarks , And told the other party to be mentally prepared to be beaten by us.
It seems that yesterday we released Xiaopeng’s next-generation self-driving architecture that includes lidar, allowing someone in the west to The person was very upset and continued to use pigu to make a sound. What I want to say is that spreading rumors has long proven impossible to defeat any competitors. Starting next year, you must be mentally prepared for autonomous driving in China to be beaten by us. As for the world, we will meet.
Tesla blames Xiaopeng Motors plagiarism is not the first time.
Reporters combed and found that in March last year, Tesla sued Xiaopeng Motors employee Cao Guangzhi for stealing technical codes related to autonomous driving in California. At that time, Tesla stated in a document submitted to the court that Cao Guangzhi backed up the three source code repositories of the company’s firmware, Autopilot, and neural network and uploaded them to his personal iCloud account, totaling more than 300,000 files. In the prosecution file, Tesla claimed that after joining Xiaopeng Motors, Cao Guangzhi still accessed the previously backed-up Tesla source code through multiple devices. It is reported that Cao Guangzhi admitted most of the facts of Tesla’s allegations, but denied theft.
In April this year, Xiaopeng Motors issued a statement on the incident saying that so far there is no evidence that Xiaopeng Motors has abused trade secrets or other improper behavior. At present, the lawsuit has no final result.
In June of this year, some media published an article saying that Xiaopeng Motors’ official website design copied Tesla’s official website. According to the article, the introduction page of Xiaopeng’s new car P7 is very similar to the introduction page of Tesla Model S. Except for the vehicle driving angle in the slideshow and the overall web page layout are the same, even the button design for the user’s order is the same.
Afterwards, the reporter logged on the official website of Xiaopeng Automobile and found that the page of the P7 model had already been updated.
In the first 10 months, Tesla sold more than 90,000 vehicles in China
In the second half of this year, domestic car sales ushered in a V-shaped rebound. The new energy vehicle market has ushered in significant market and policy benefits. According to data from the China Automobile Association, in October, the production and sales of new energy vehicles both exceeded 160,000, a record high in a single month. The month-on-month and year-on-year growth continued to maintain rapid growth, reaching 167,000 and 166,000, respectively, an increase of 19.6%and 13.9%from the previous month. , A year-on-year increase of 69.7%and 104.5%. From January to October this year, the production and sales of new energy vehicles were 914,000 and 901,000 respectively, a year-on-year decrease of 9.2%and 7.1%respectively.
In China’s new energy vehicle market, Tesla is a top student. According to data released by the Federation, Tesla Model 3 sold 12,143 vehicles in October, ranking second in the month. From January to October this year, the cumulative sales of Tesla Model 3 were 92,051, which surpassed the second-place Hongguang MINI, 47,775. Among the top 10 models sold in October, Xiaopeng Automobile did not make the list.
According to the official data released by Xiaopeng Motors, the delivery volume of P7 in the third quarter of 2020 this year will reach 6,210 units, and the delivery volume in the second quarter of 2020 will be 325 units. The latest data shows that as of October 31, 2020, P7 has delivered a total of 8,639 units.
Guangzhou Daily Wen Jing, all-media text reporter
Wen Jing, all-media photo reporter of Guangzhou Daily
Huang Dajian, all-media editor of Guangzhou Daily