Human Horizons’ Super SUV Set For Rollout

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Finished vehicles are able to automatically drive themselves from the production line to designated delivery areas, allowing for completely unmanned transfer and pickup. Pic: PRNewswire

YANCHENG, China: Leading Chinese smart mobility and autonomous driving research company, Human Horizons, has announced that the first pre-production models of the HiPhi X super SUV have started to roll off the factory assembly line utilizing its AVP technology.

HiPhi X was officially unveiled at the 2020 Beijing Auto Show as the world’s first autonomous driving vehicle to utilize 5G enabled vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technologies.

It combines cutting-edge technical innovation with premium class luxury. Deliveries of HiPhi X will commence in the first half of 2021.

One of the defining features of the HiPhi X is the inbuilt Level 4 Autonomous Valet Parking (AVP) technology which allows for smart-parking and summon in supported areas. During production, this technology proves very useful as finished vehicles are able to automatically drive themselves from the production line to designated delivery areas, allowing for completely unmanned transfer and pickup.

This functionality revolutionizes traditional automotive manufacturing. For manufacturing of the HiPhi X, Human Horizons developed a dynamic body production line which provides both fully automated and flexible production.

The body of the vehicle is put joined using adaptive spot welding, flow drill screws (FDS) and self-piercing rivets (SPR) as used in the aviation industry.

These jointing technologies combined with world-class adhesives and sealers ensure the steel and aluminum materials combine to achieve complete air and water tightness, as well as a more stable and durable body.

The production process is fully automated and consumes significantly less energy. The HiPhi X uses state-of-theart automatic painting technology provided by German Dürr Group to coat all inner and outer surfaces using robots.

This creates a finish that rivals other luxury cars such as Porsche. Because of the logistics processing and dedication to optimizing and automating the entire production and business process, Human Horizons is moving ever closer to realizing their goal of a mass-produced smart super-SUV, the HiPhi X.

HiPhi is a premium brand created by Human Horizons and enhanced by its users. HiPhi X is an EV with a lightweight hybrid- aluminum construction. It also embeds sustainability with the adoption of vegan leather and the use of recyclable materials to further increase the sustainable nature of Human Horizons’ EV products.

Human Horizons is established for R&D in innovative and leading intelligent mobility technologies as well as the industrialization of future-oriented smart vehicles.