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ARCFOX Alpha S series Smart Car with HarmonyOS launched, check highlights, features and price

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On April 17th, 2021, Huawei and BAIC’s new energy brand Jihu together launched the first smart electric ARCFOX Alpha S series at Shanghai Auto Show.

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.

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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%.

The battery support for 93.6kWh and the three alternatives of NEDC ( New European Driving Cycle), 525km, 603km, and 708km.

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.

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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.

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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
  • Maps

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.

Price List:

  • 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.

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BMW digital key feature now supports Huawei and other mobile brands

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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.

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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.

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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.

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World’s first Huawei AR-HUD SAIC Feifan R7 to launch on September 27

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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.

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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].

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Huawei AITO M5 EV exceeds 30,000 orders within 24 hours of launch

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Huawei AITO M5 EV orders exceed 30,000

At the autumn new product launch conference, Huawei released its pure electric car AITO M5 EV, which exceeded the 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.

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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.

Availability:

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.

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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).

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