Chinese crossover HiPhi X: six doors without handles and locks and advanced electronicsSeptember 2, 2020
Model production will begin before the end of the year
The development of the HiPhi X electric crossover has entered its final stages, and Human Horizons decided to talk about one of its features. We are talking about the unique NT Door door opening system, which does not need traditional handles or mechanical locks – they will be replaced by advanced electronics.
The off-road prototype – though it was still called HiPhi 1 – was introduced in 2019. It was equipped with a power plant consisting of a 96 kilowatt-hour battery and two 268 horsepower electric motors each. The manufacturer stated that the electric car accelerates from zero to 100 kilometers per hour in about 3.6 seconds. The power reserve is 644 kilometers. The model will go into production almost in its original form, only it will be able to drive no more than 610 kilometers (NEDC) without recharging, and it will accelerate to a 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds.
The equipment of the commercial HiPhi X will include a third level autopilot, programmable matrix optics with light indication, Human Oriented Architecture (HOA) software platform, consisting of six domain controllers and 500 sensors, as well as supporting the 5G-V2X standard, and a fully electronic door opening system NT Door. All six doors of the car are controlled by separate modules, and they can be opened by pressing a special button. There are a lot of blocking / unlocking options: through a smart key, face recognition, virtual ID in a smartphone or through a special application.
In addition, HiPhi X will offer six embarkation and disembarkation scenarios, and a 360-degree proximity sensor will determine to what angle the door can be safely opened. All electronics will be updated over the air. Crossover production will begin before the end of the year. Sales – only in 2021.
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