The series contains two variants, the regular Alpha S version and the Alpha S HI version. Furthermore, both the models are subdivided into two – the basic version and the high-end version.
Let’s don’t waste more time and take a look at the highlights of this lineup:
Highlights of the series:
- Fast charging technology
- Hongmeng OS (HarmonyOS) based smart car system
- Huawei’s Kirin in-Vehicle Chip
- Autonomous driving support
The Charging technology and battery life:
The entire series accents Huawei’s fast charge technology. A single charge of 10 minutes will increase the battery life by 197 kilometers. It equipped with a smart temperature-controlled lithium-ion battery pack.
Alpha S can be fully charged in 1.5 hours by AC slow charging and in 7 hours by 20kW AC slow charging. Furthermore, Huawei’s DC fast charge can fully charge the vehicle in 15 minutes. In addition, the car also supports wireless charging with an exceeded charging efficiency of 92%.
Hongmeng OS (Harmony OS) based smart cockpit:
All the spotlight of the newly launched car is grabbed by Huawei Inside, which works on Huawei’s self-developed Harmony OS. The OS creates the interaction between the smartphone and the car system.
To date, the changes in the application of Harmony OS smart cockpit have touched the two digits. Furthermore, the company is also planning to add more.
The 20.3-inches 4K car screen takes from the driving position to the autopilot position, supports the multi-gesture operation, screen switching, and more.
As far as the voice interaction is concerns, HI-supported models in the ARCFOX Alpha S series features voice recognition function. It also supports, when the network is disconnected.
Huawei’s Kirin in-Vehicle Chip:
The Kirin 990A in-vehicle chip can be reached up to 800 TOPs computing power and supports 5G network.
The HI basic version has a computing power of 400 TOPs and the high-end version has a computing power of 800 TOPs.
Autonomous driving support:
The Alpha S HI has support for three-level of autonomous driving including the NCA mode, ICA+ mode, and ICA mode. Talking about the NCA mode autopilot driving, it realizes point-to-point automatic driving through the preinstalled map in the car.
As of now, the map is available for some selected areas, which covers Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen. The users are required to enter the location only and activate the cruise lever under the steering wheel.
The high-end automated driving support is more improved. It works through a one-time and a subscription mode. In addition, it features many high-end modules including-
- Huawei’s smart car solution
- Three 96-line automotive-grade semi-solid lidars
- Powerful camera system
- Domain controllers
- Precise control algorithms
With the supports of all these smart and powerful modules, it is able to achieve L2.5 autonomous driving in all scenarios of urban roads. The company is planning a mass production, which is likely to be launched within this year.
- Starting price of the regular model is 251,900 Yuan.
- Highest price of the regular model is 344,900 Yuan.
- Basic HI autonomous model pre-sale price is 388,900 Yuan.
- High-end HI autonomous model pre-sale price is 429,900 Yuan.
Some Huawei smart car chips has been licensed by U.S.
During the Question and Answer session at Huawei Connect 2021 conference, Eric Xu, Huawei’s Rotating Chairman informed that Huawei is facing tough challenges from the sanctions imposed by the U.S. government.
However, Huawei will not give up on hope and continue to invest and make new products including the continued development of smartphones and consumer business, which has been hit so hard by the entire U.S. actions.
However, there’s one interesting thing that the chairman said regarding the ongoing development in the smart car solution that the company has achieved so far. Xu mentioned that some low-end Huawei smart car chips have been licensed in the United States, which mainly serves the purpose of the automotive business.
This is a piece of exciting news from a business perspective of Huawei smart car chips and further support Huawei’s initiative to move forward in the field of smart car solutions as well as the smart car industry.
Meanwhile, Huawei has continued to deny that it won’t make new cars or planning to invest in any car manufacturer’s domain.
Back in 2019, Huawei has been blocked under the U.S. Entity List, which prohibits the company from purchasing new components made with U.S. technology from inside or outside of the U.S.
(Via – Tech Sina)
Huawei smart car solution will bring autonomous driving by 2030: ICT President
At the Autonomous Driving Network China Industry Summit, Huawei ICT Business Unit Director Wang Tao delivered a keynote speech about Huawei’s smart car solution planning for 2030. He also shares the company’s view about current problems in the automotive industry.
Going with his speech, he mentioned, the Chinese tech giant is flourishing its autonomous technology for the future scenario. Seeing the acceleration and trend for autopiloting, the vehicle industry will soon realize the development and integration of-
- Full-stack AI Empowerment
- Intent Connected Interface
- Single-domain Autonomous Closed Loop
- Cross-Platform Seamless Connection
In the future, integrating AI, biometrics, vehicle light, AR/VR and other technologies will enable the smart cockpit to present new features that link virtual and live scenarios. The consumers will enjoy zero waiting, contactless, and efficient services, concerning, self-assisting, optimization, and repairing methods.
Furthermore, Director Wang believes autonomous technologies are becoming popular in the industry for their three-dimensional, ultra-wide, deterministic experience, and low-carbon communication technologies. It’s has grown far above then its debuted in 2019.
In this line, Huawei also made great contributions and presently is partnered with three major smart car OEMs in China. The company holds over 200 innovative projects in three areas mainly covering five businesses.
Huawei’s contribution to Autonomous Industry:
The company has products a handy technology in smart cars covering 35 different users cases with its partners. Adding to this, it holds 36 autonomous driving network standard certificate in 7 areas that mainly includes, innovation, design, standards, and capabilities.
Talking about the company’s industrial standards, the major enterprises like TMF, CCSA, ETSI, and 3GPP including the other four is collaborating with Huawei. Alternatively, the main purpose of the collaboration is to promote standards-industry-technology-business for more enhanced products.
At last, ICT Director concluded by saying that after achieving autonomous driving, the industry the moving towards its standard development. However, there is a long way to go, so it’s full of challenges. Unclear generations, inconsistent evaluation, insufficient collaboration, and uneven development are blocking the way. But, it’ll gradually solve with time.
Collaboration is the easiest way to tackle all the problems in the smart car market. Besides, this Chinese firm also working on L4 level autonomous technology that’ll be achieved by 2025.
Huawei L4 Autonomous:
According to the data, the L4 level automatic system will be able to run several weather conditions and carry out an amazing driving experience. This model seems to be more advance but we can’t deny human control for specific conditions.
Huawei invests over 1 billion USD in automobile investment this year
At the 2021 World New Energy Vehicle Conference, Huawei Smart Car Solution BG Chief- Wang Jun gave a keynote speech. He addresses the company’s current position in the automotive industry and future strategy. It’s the time when existing technologies are reaching peaks, we could see new trends in the near future.
With the experience of 30 years, Huawei reserves handy ICT technology to integrate into an intelligent vehicle. However, the company doesn’t have any direct plan to enter the car market. Besides, Wan Jun further describes that the Chinese tech firms’ smart car product mainly depends on two factors.
The first is the Huawei inside mode, which is referred to as the corporation with smart car OEMs. At present, Changan, BAIC, and GAC have been cooperating with the company for establishing their subsidiaries.
Huawei Plan’s to invest 1 billion USD:
Making further moves in the smart car industry, Huawei has invested over US$1 billion (approx. 6.4 billion yuan) in the smart car field. The company continually researching innovative technologies and developing new auto parts for carmakers.
Moving ahead, it has registers about 5,000 people in the research and development in its 10 R&D centers. China, Japan, and Europe are the three main bases of the company, where it has established its research centers.
Furthermore, the company launched over 30 smart car components that are well recognized in the market. Adding to this, it consistently increasing its business relations, signing new agreements to provides its employees more opportunities for exploring new technologies.
For instance, Huawei’s AI-supported 800v fast charging technology is a bit popular in the market. It fills the battery with a 30% faster speed and only takes 15 minutes to charge 80% of the car battery. However, it is just the start of a new journey, there is more surprise are waiting ahead, we just have to give some time to the company for polishing its technology.