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NIO Autonomous Driving: Too Good To Be True

May 04, 2021 1:40 PM ETNIO Inc. (NIO)INTC, NVDA, TSLA71 Comments
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Arne Verheyde


  • NIO unveiled its ‘NIO Autonomous Driving’ platform in January, leaving little to the imagination.
  • However, more recent comments indicate that NAD’s feature set initially may be limited to little more than highway driving.
  • This implies NAD (at least initially) may still be more of an ADAS system than a real L4/L5 system. NIO appears to be taking a similar approach as Tesla’s Autopilot/FSD.

NIO logo en het Nio"s user center, NIO House
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Investment Thesis

While the overall NIO (NYSE:NIO) thesis is still bullish (based on selling EVs), this article revisits the NIO Autonomous Driving (NAD) platform announced at NIO Day 2020 in January. In particular, given some new

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