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NIO ET7 built on DRIVE Orin begins deliveries to customers

Discover the electric vehicle that is quick-witted and fully equipped.

Last week, NIO began deliveries of its highly anticipated ET7 all-electric vehicle in Hefei, China. The full-size luxury sedan is the first production vehicle built on the NIO Adam supercomputer, powered by four NVIDIA DRIVE Orin systems-on-chip (SoCs).

The production launch of its flagship sedan follows a banner year for NIO. In 2021, the electric vehicle maker delivered 91,429 vehicles, which more than quadrupled its sales compared to 2019.

The software-defined ET7 exceeds the capabilities of the current model, delivering over 620 miles of battery life and an impressive 0-60 mph in under 4 seconds.

With the Adam powered by DRIVE Orin, the ET7’s centralized, high-performance compute architecture powers advanced AI features and enables continuous over-the-air upgrades. As a result, the intelligent vehicle redefines the customer experience, with an AI-enhanced cockpit and point-to-point autonomous driving capabilities.

Sensors on the bottom of the sleek ET7 detect the road surface in real time so the vehicle can automatically adjust the suspension, creating a smoother, more luxurious ride.

The opulent cabin and immersive augmented reality digital cockpit inside the sedan interact with the driver through voice recognition and driver monitoring. The sedan comes standard with more than 100 configurations for comfort, safety and smart technologies.

Peak performance

The ET7 outperforms both disc quality and AI calculation.

The NIO Adam supercomputer is one of the most powerful platforms to run in a vehicle, achieving over 1,000 trillion operations per second (TOPS) of performance.

At its heart is DRIVE Orin, the world’s most advanced autonomous vehicle processor. It provides up to 254 TOPS to run a large number of deep neural networks and applications simultaneously while adhering to systematic security standards such as ISO 26262 ASIL-D.

By integrating several DRIVE Orin SoCs, Adam responds to the diversity and redundancies necessary for autonomous operation in complete safety.

on the horizon

After deliveries of the ET7 begin, NIO is expected to launch a mid-size performance sedan, the ET5 – also built on the Adam supercomputer – in September.

NIO plans to enter global markets with the ET7 in Germany, Denmark, Sweden and the Netherlands later this year. With the goal of bringing one of the most advanced AI platforms to more customers, NIO aims to offer vehicle offerings in 25 countries and regions by 2025.

With the arrival of the ET7 in the market, customers can enjoy a software-defined experience that is as fast as it is luxurious.