The world-first Level 4 autonomous valet parking (AVP) system has been rolled out on Human Horizons’ HiPhi X production vehicle.

The newly developed AVP integrates vehicle and road-integrated technologies to offer an advanced Level 4 autonomous driving experience.

The AVP uses sensory equipment such as lasers, radar and communication devices to identify vehicle and obstacle positions in parking areas.

This information will be sent to the vehicle through 5G to guide it to a safe parking space.

By exiting their car anywhere in the parking area, drivers can leave the vehicle to park itself autonomously.

After returning, drivers will be able to summon the vehicle to their existing location using a mobile app, then enter the vehicle and drive away.

Human Horizons said the integrated system of AVP can overcome the challenges autonomous vehicles face at underground parking lots with no GPS signal, blind spots and tight turning circles.

Human Horizons founder and CEO Ding Lei said: “Human Horizons leverages technology to enhance the driving experience and efficiency while prioritising user safety for our projects. With this in mind, we seek to promote autonomous driving and launch V2X technology ready for mass-market application.”

Apart from the AVP system, HiPhi X’s new autopilot system also focuses on user safety.

In 2019, Human Horizons established the world’s first smart road capable of V2X driving in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, China.

A 5G vehicle-road-city integration demonstration project was also launched in Shanghai’s Zhangjiang artificial intelligence park.