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China's 'Tesla killer' becomes first to use latest Nvidia AI chip

Xpeng Motors launches EV with Xavier brain that controls self-driving

Guangzhou-based Xpeng Motors started late last month deliveries of new electric sedan P7 in China. (Photo courtesy of the company)

TOKYO -- Chinese electric vehicle startup, Xpeng Motors, has become the first automaker to adopt an artificial intelligence microchip for autonomous driving developed by U.S. tech company Nvidia, putting it ahead of industry giants such as Toyota Motor and Volvo Cars.

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