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

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.

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.

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
  • 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.

(Source)

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