Human Horizons under its HiPhi brand has announced that its premium all-electric vehicle, known initially by its prototype name, HiPhi 1, will be renamed the HiPhi X and will be launched at the 2020 Beijing Auto Show.

The company says HiPhi X is a ‘new generation of intelligent all-electric vehicles’. Based on the Human Oriented Architecture (HOA), which is OTA (over-the-air) upgradable, HiPhi X features a secure software-developer platform to enable feature and app development.

HiPhi X is equipped with an advanced, highly-personalised onboard AI assistant, HiPhiGo, which has been developed in collaboration with Microsoft . HiPhiGo, the company says, is highly sensory, with an array of intelligent functions, including a ‘level of reasoning and continuous learning whilst interacting with its occupants, the surrounding environment and a multitude of vehicle parameters’.

The company says this new breed of self-learning smart vehicle has a “neural network” consisting of 6 “super brain” domain controllers, connected by 1G Ethernet, which provides a higher transmission rate than traditional CAN networks. HiPhi X is therefore, it is claimed, able to analyse massive amounts of information and make decisions utilising cloud computing with a powerful data analysis engine, which results in a truly intelligent and smart vehicle.

HiPhi X will offer Level 3 autonomous driving at launch, which is supported by redundancy in all key safety-related systems. HiPhi X will also be offered with rear- and all-wheel drive derivatives and will provide a 0-to-100 km/h time of 3.9 seconds. There will also be several battery options, with the largest 96 kWh unit providing a range of at least 610 km (NEDC).

HiPhi X is now entering the final phase of development and launch ahead of production which is expected to commence by the end of this year, with official deliveries in 2021.


HiPhi is a premium brand created by Human Horizons and ‘enhanced by its users’. HiPHi 1 is an EV with a lightweight hybrid- aluminium 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.

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