The new high-end SUV brand jointly building by Huawei and GAC is reported to be launched in 2023. These will be the first medium and large-scale electric SUVs to features the ace technologies of both firms.
The General Manager of GAC Aian – Gu Huinan informed that this project, based on AH8 architecture will bring two models for users. The first one will be an MPV (multi-purpose vehicle) and the second one will be a most luxury coupe.
Since Huawei stepped into the automotive industry, the company is only focusing on bringing new technologies to produce good quality wheels. We have already seen the capability of Huawei in the previously launched smart cars such as ArcFox Alpha S, and SERES Smart Selection SF5.
However, the company always denied establishing its own wholly-owned car brand and explaining that car making isn’t the same and easy as smartphone manufacturing. Besides, Huawei has its own plans related to being recognized in the smart car industry.
On July 10, this AH8 model project had been approved by the company’s board of directors at the 67th board meeting. This project founded on the GEP 3.0 framework and computing & communication architecture (CCA), proposed a budget of about 800 million Yuan.
On the 1st of July, a report revealed that the project jointly being made by Huawei, GAC, and Didi will be able to command ADS vehicles without human effort. There is no doubt that Level 4 SUV being prepared by Huawei and GAC will bring a new breakthrough in the automotive industry.
BMW digital key feature now supports Huawei and other mobile brands
Today, BMW Group of automobiles has shared some official as well as beneficial information. Finally, the company has decided to expand the BMW digital key feature to several mobile phone models including the Chinese tech giant – Huawei.
Up to this point, the auto company has brought the feature only on the massive Android and iOS platforms. But now, it’s time to stretch the roots of the respective function to more surface, and let everyone enjoy the benefits.
According to the information, BMW Group will introduce the digital key function to Huawei, Honor, Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi, and other brands in November this year. Apart from the devices, the digital key also supports 10 BMW models, including the latest BMW 3 series, the new BMW 5 series, the pure electric BMW iX3, and more.
BMW Digital Key Feature
Concerned with the feature, the BMW digital key option is quite simple and easy to operate. As the name reflects, it usually works for opening the lock of the automation. All you have to do is, place the upper side of your phone close to the sensor on the driver’s side door handle.
Once the user completes the digital key activation, he/she won’t require the internet connection to unlock the door or start the vehicle. Besides, even the low battery of your handset won’t be able to affect the BMW digital key function.
As of the implementation, BMW digital key uses NFC technology (Near-field Communication). Additionally, it also incorporates hardware security and software regulations to toughen the protection of the BMW vehicles. Alongside this, it also takes care of the user’s data by adding security chips to cars and phones.
Apart from the NFC-oriented feature, the cooperation has also made efforts in launching the UWB (ultra-wideband technology) digital key. It’s a short-range digital radio tech that generally covers high-security scenarios. With such a feature, users can enter in their car without using their handsets.
The UWB function will mainly rely upon BMW iX. It allows the user to perform several functions. Further, it automatically shifts to the NFC mode when it enters the low power form.
A lot of things are waiting at the other end of this year, Let’s see what we get in our Huawei and other mobile devices.
World’s first Huawei AR-HUD SAIC Feifan R7 to launch on September 27
Huawei is familiar with providing car solutions across the globe. Day by Day, the demand for HarmonyOS or some other solutions is rising among auto cooperations. In the latest tweak, the SAIC brand is going to launch the world’s first Huawei AR-HUD-equipped Feifan R7 SUV model by the end of this month.
Before jumping onto the details of the device, let’s understand the main component of this agile device – the Huawei AR-HUD. Since it is one of the most advanced and tech-pack car solutions, it’s important to learn what this element will offer to automation.
The term AR-HUD indicates Augmented Reality Head-Up Display. Ultimately, the respective technology projects virtual images into the driver’s field of view (FOV). This action enables the person to keep their head up and remains focused on the road ahead.
The main function of the tech is to offer a fully secure and safe environment in the car. You can easily concentrate on the road without diverting the focus to other elements of the vehicle. All you have to do is feed all the information in the FOV.
SAIC Feifan R7
Speaking of the new model, the SAIC Feifan R7 equips the world’s first Huawei Vision Enhancement AR-HUD head-up system. Consequently, this builds up the RISING MAX 3+1 huge screen system. This system consists of a 15.05-inch AMOLED ultra-clear screen that delivers a 2.5K resolution, an 8155 chip, an instrument screen of 10.25-inch and a co-pilot screen of 12.3-inches.
Further, the car also implies components like a LUMINAR 1550nm highly-effective laser radar with a farthest detection distance of 500 meters. Besides, there are two Premium 4D imaging radars and four enhanced versions of far distance point radar, 12 ultrasonic radars, 12 8MP lenses, 1 centimeter-level positioning system, and 1 DMS in-vehicle driver status monitoring system.
As for the external part, the smart vehicle showcases a wide-format true color triple screen. Besides, it has two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive versions. It installs ternary lithium batteries with 77kWh and 90kWh capacity. In total, these batteries can cover more than 600km.
The intelligent vehicle furnishes a frameless induction electric switch door. On the other hand, the company has wrapped the front and back seats in NAPPA leather, making them more versatile and convenient for users. As per the info, the car will take place on the ground by September 27 with a price of 250,000 yuan [35,919.02 USD].
Huawei AITO M5 EV exceeds 30,000 orders within 24 hours of launch
This premium car comes from the AITO brand and is a pure electric version of the AITO M5 EV that is around us since March of this year.
The car is powered by HarmonyOS 3.0 and equips a HarmonyOS smart cockpit. Further, the smart cockpit supports Celia smart assistant, Petal smart navigation, HarmonyOS smart widgets, and other functions. Also, it provides seamless connectivity between the phone and the screen of the vehicle.
As per the information, the car is compatible with 35 charging stations and can use 97% of public chargers. This will help the users to solve pure electric car battery life and charging power anxiety.
Furthermore, it supports both card and voice reminders, allowing you to turn on the power-saving mode on time. The power-saving mode increases the battery life of the car by 12 km.
Moreover, the fast charging mode allows the car to charge rapidly and 10 minutes of fast charging can take you 120 kilometers.
This car is available in two variants, including a single motor rear-wheel with a 620 km driving range and a dual motor four-wheel with a 522 km driving range.
- The standard version with single motor rear-wheel drive is available at 288,600 Yuan (approx 41,357.37 USD)
- The performance edition with an all-wheel drive system is available at 319,800 Yuan (approx 45,828.43 USD)
According to the data announced by Weibo, the Huawei AITO M5 EV car has exceeded 30,000 orders. This data shows that the customers were eagerly waiting for the car to launch in the market.
The one big reason for the number of orders could be its attractive design and features at a lower price.
If you are thinking to buy the car then, pre-order the car for 1,000 yuan (approx 143.30 USD) you will get a discount of 2,000 Yuan (approx 286.60 USD).