China’s Human Horizons launches the futuristic DIGITAL GT, HiPhi Z electric vehicle (EV)

Human Horizons, an industry leader in new mobility and intelligent driving, has officially launched its second flagship electric vehicle (EV), the ultra-futuristic digital GT, HiPhi Z. It combines the latest in technological innovation with all the comforts of a luxury vehicle under the new market segment of TECHLUXE.  

Following the success of the HiPhi X, which was the first domestic product to break into the top sales position for luxury electric cars in China, the HiPhi Z is said to target young independently-minded contemporary creators who believe in pushing boundaries. Production of the HiPhi Z is expected to begin later in 2022, with prices ranging between $88,000-$91,000. 

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Ding Lei, HiPhi Z founder and CEO, said: “At Human Horizons, we are obsessed with thinking about the future; it motivates us and steers us towards our goals. 

“We believe that the future holds many incredible advances for humanity, and we want to support the growth of technology in a way that helps make life more enjoyable and convenient.

“The HiPhi range is a chance for us to bring a piece of the future into the modern world, raise the standards of the automobile industry, and create a completely unique driving experience.”

True to the futuristic vision, the HiPhi Z is aesthetically refined with a V-shaped front bonnet (hood). It features the world’s first wrap-around Star-Ring ISD light curtain on a passenger vehicle consisting of 5,051 individual LEDs which can interact with passengers, drivers and the world around it. 

In addition, the exterior features active air grille shutters (AGS) which connect with the rear spoiler and wing to automatically adjust vehicle drag and reduce lift for improved overall performance. 

The finished product is a clean, sleek, and fluid design made available in six different customisable colours. These include Nephrite Grey, Quartz Grey, Pearl White, Khaki Green, Smokey Blue and New White.

Human Horizons new HiPhi Z electric car

The HiPhi Z’s world-leading autonomous performance is supported by the HiPhi Pilot System which enables assisted driving and parking, as well as smart summon using the smartphone app. 

The ADAS system is built around an NVIDIA Orin X chip + QNX Neutrino real-time operating system (RTOS) and utilises 34 sensors and LiDAR technology to constantly scan the surrounding environment. In addition, the software ensures a high degree of safety with dual redundancy for the six major systems of computing, perception, communication, braking, steering and power supply.

The HiPhi Z will appear alongside the HiPhi X as Human Horizons’ dual flagship model. Both models will serve as leaders in the development of China’s new energy market, popularising HiPhi as a leading electric vehicle brand in the high-end luxury segment. 

Regarding Human Horizons’ broader goals, the HiPhi brand fits within the company’s ‘3-Smart’ strategic blueprint to support the development of smart cars, smart transportation, and smart cities, underpinning a smarter and more technologically sophisticated future.

Reservations for test-driving the HiPhi Z electric vehicle (EV) are officially open for interested customers, with test drives available from October 1.

Ian Osborne
Ian Osborne
Editor-in-Chief at ElectricDrives

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