HiPhi has completely declassified the futuristic electric grand tourer HiPhi Z. It received a twin-engine power plant, a 120-kilowatt-hour battery, an autopilot with 34 sensors, and LIDAR, as well as intelligent light communication and door opening systems. In addition, a virtual assistant HiPhi Bot, equipped with a robotic manipulator for the first time in the world, settled in the car.
Like the HiPhi X crossover, the HiPhi Z grand tourer uses a Human Oriented Architecture (HOA) “trolley” with an 800-volt architecture. The suspension in front is assembled on double wishbones, a five-lever is applied at the back. There are pneumatic shock absorbers with electronically controlled shock absorbers and a steering rear axle, the actuators of which deflect the wheels by an impressive 13.2 degrees in any direction, which makes the five-meter car as maneuverable as the Mini Cooper.
The HiPhi Z power plant consists of two electric motors and a 120-kilowatt-hour battery with liquid cooling. Battery cells to improve occupancy and increase energy density are assembled immediately into a block (CTP technology, Cell-to-Pack).
The electric car is able to accelerate from a standstill to a hundred in 3.8 seconds and drive 705 kilometers without recharging according to the Chinese CLTC standard. The HiPhi X indicators are 3.9 seconds and 644 kilometers.
An interesting detail: for the first time, the Star-Ring ISD “light curtain” was used on the HiPhi Z, which includes 4066 individual LEDs throughout the body. With their help, the car communicates with passengers, drivers, and the outside world.
The doors of electric cars are equipped with an intelligent opening system based on UWB technology. The system can determine the location of a key fob, a person, or another car with an accuracy of up to 10 centimeters and adjust the servos to the desired speed and opening angle.
The HiPhi also has active flaps in the front and an adjustable rear spoiler. And there is also an AI avatar HiPhi Bot in the car, equipped with a robotic manipulator with four degrees of freedom and positioning up to 0.001 millimeters.
In addition, there is a background backlight with a stereoscopic effect and a Meridian audio system with 23 speakers and two levels of output power: 2820 watts with a non-linear distortion factor (NIR) of 10 percent or 1920 watts with a NIR of one percent. Nappa leather and Ultrasuede faux suede are used for seat upholstery.
The HiPhi Z autopilot relies on 34 sensors and Lidar, and all six of its microprocessor units are duplicated — they are responsible for calculations, perception of the surrounding reality, communication, braking, steering, and power supply. The NVIDIA Orin X chip is engaged in data processing and analysis, and the entire multimedia component of the electric car runs on the QNX Neutrino real-time operating system.
From July 6, the HiPhi Z will be on public display in Shenzhen, China, and at the Chengdu Auto Show in August, the company promises to reveal the timing of the model’s release to the market. The prices are already known — from 89,000 to 129,000 dollars.