The WM M7 electric sedan is designed to handle level 5 autonomous driving

The WM M7 electric sedan is designed to handle level 5 autonomous driving-electric

Chinese electric car maker WM has announced its first all-electric sedan, dubbed the M7. As is now customary from Chinese car manufacturers, the vehicle is equipped with extensive technology, especially as far as autonomous driving is concerned. WM describes the M7 as a “pioneer when it comes to achieving coverage across the spectrum of intelligent driving scenarios, from parking to city streets and highways”. Series production and deliveries of the WM M7 are scheduled to begin in 2022.

The vehicle, which is a good five meters long, is said to have a range of more than 700 kilometers measured using the NEDC method. So far, WM has not provided any data on the battery, the power of the drive and the price. Instead, the manufacturer took a long time to explain the technology behind the autonomous driving functions when presenting the M7.

Accordingly, the electric sedan will have 32 sensors: including three lidar, five MM-wave radars, twelve ultrasonic radars, seven high-resolution cameras with 8 megapixels and four 360° cameras, the information from which is processed by a particularly powerful computer module. The hardware should enable level 5 autonomous driving, the highest level on the international scale. But the technology is not invisible: on the roof, for example, three knobs are clearly visible. A large one in the middle and two smaller ones to the left and right of it.

According to current registration figures, WM is the number 5 Chinese e-car start-up, behind the top dogs Nio and XPeng and the manufacturers Hozon and Li Auto, which are rather unknown in this country. In contrast to Nio and XPeng, WM has so far only offered its electric cars in China. However, exporting to Europe, among other places, is part of the corporate strategy.

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3 thoughts on “The WM M7 electric sedan is designed to handle level 5 autonomous driving”

  1. According to Musk, the Teslas have been driving autonomously in Level 5 for over a year. Currently you don’t even recognize speed limits on gantries, but take the gantries for traffic lights and brake. That’s light years away from helpful Level 2. In this respect, this advertising statement should be treated with caution, especially because the company has not yet attracted much attention in the field of autonomous driving. But at least the hardware obviously has potential, everything is gathered there that successful players in this field also use.

  2. Wow, 32 sensors including 3 lidar, 5 mmW radar, 12 ultrasonic sensors, and 7 high-resolution cameras. This will process a Gaudi all this information totally different sensors.

    In real time sees itself, otherwise the whole electron converter is useless. I wish you a lot of pleasure in the evaluation of unavoidable opposing information that will deliver all these systems.

    It’s once again an absurd attempt to solve a complex problem that is unable to simply kill even more electronics. As a former. Engineer in development I know this tendency. The success is never a system more complicated, but to reduce it as far as possible and necessary.

    The range is also given according to the old NEDC method. In the past, this standard has distinguished itself by showing completely unrealistic consumption. Partially covered up to 40% or more. In practice, the 700km range is reduced to approx. 420km shrink. A value that today’s BEVs all achieve.

    Nothing more than dubious marketing swagger.


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