Chinese electric vehicle maker Xpeng Motors on Monday started releasing a pilot version of its long-awaited City Navigation Guided Pilot software, which enables Xpeng vehicles to virtually drive themselves on highways and busy urban streets. Claiming to be “China’s most advanced” advanced driver assistance system (ADAS), the feature was built on top of a high-definition (HD) map and is currently limited to a small number of drivers in the firm’s home city of Guangzhou. The automaker said the software will be released to more vehicle owners once it is in complete compliance with relevant rules and procedures. Current Chinese regulations require companies to acquire approval before using mapping data in cars. [Xpeng release]