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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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Goal to sell 300000 cars is not impossible: Huawei

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SERES Huawei Smart Selection M5

Today, Huawei smart car solution BU’s COO – Wang Jun shared this view on the latest development of smart cars at the 17th Super Car Conference. Wang states that in the near future the smart cars business will be no less than smartphones for many companies.

Wang also believes that the decision-making cycle on the user side of cars is very long, and is also geographically related, including policies. It is a very complex broad industry that can support so many brands that exist.

However, it was also reported that the smartphone field is a track of hundreds of billions of dollars, and the auto parts track is a market size of trillions of dollars. In the recent developments of the SERES Huawei Smart Selection SF5 and AITO M5 (Aotu), which have received wide attention from the outside world, Wang Jun said that Huawei’s auto business is divided into two parts.

Huawei cars Wang Jun

From Smart Car BU’s perspective, it’s more than helping car companies build good cars. The role of the consumer business is also a part of Huawei’s smart selection business.  The smart selection business is also Huawei’s business model in the automotive sector. The core is to help car companies build good cars. It is original and will not change.

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However, Huawei’s car sales will challenge BU CEO Yu Chengdong said Huawei’s smart car sets an annual sales target of 300,000 vehicles. Recently, Wang Jun openly said that nothing is impossible. Additionally, he mentioned the first is to see if the product is sufficient for paying users. The second is to see if the sales channel is strong and enough to sell the car. “If you can do those two things, you can do it,” Wang Jun said.

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Huawei does not build cars confirmed Wang Jun (Huawei Smart Car BU COO)

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Earlier, Huawei has several times denied that Huawei doesn’t build its own car. However, the Huawei executive previously mentioned that the company’s focus is on spare part technology to help OEMs to produce good cars.

On January 20, at the 17th Super Car Conference of “Intelligent Driving Carbon New” Li Yizhong, former Minister of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and President of the China Federation of Industrial Economics delivered the speech.

During the conference, Wang Jun, Huawei’s smart car solution BU COO again denies that Huawei does not build cars. He also added that our core is to help companies build good cars.

 “Otherwise, it would be impossible for me to sit here today and discuss these topics with President Liu Yu.” said Wang Jun

The guests who attend this conference are former Minister of Industry and Information Technology, Kong Lei, Huawei’s Wang Jun, China Automobile Association, BAIC’s Liu Yu, Baidu, and more.

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However, Huawei has reached in-depth cooperation with BAIC, Changan, and GAC automobile brands. But, in the future, there will not be too much such cooperation, because this kind of cooperation consumes a lot of Huawei’s resources.

Huawei cars Wang Jun

Currently, Huawei still hopes to focus on these car companies that have already cooperated and supported their car manufacturing. Furthermore, Wang Jun believes that Huawei’s entry into the smart vehicle spare parts industry is a huge opportunity for Huawei based on 30 years of accumulated ICT technology.

In addition, Liu Yu, deputy general manager of BAIC Group and president of BAIC Blue Valley, said that some users have already received the Alpha S Huawei HI version, and they are helping this car in testing. However, during the auto show, the new car is expected to be launched in Beijing in April this year.

As per Liu Yu, it is now easier to build a new electric vehicle with a cruising range of 600–700 km, and the charging piles and other ancillary facilities are already very substantial. Quickly enter the blowout period. “If there are no impacts such as chip and battery shortages, sales of new energy vehicles will exceed 6 million units in 2022.”

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In April 2022, BAIC pure electric vehicle brand ARCFOX launched the Alpha S, an intelligent luxury pure electric car. The car will also offer a high-end variant of Huawei’s HI variant.

The HI version 3 is equipped with lidar and multiple sensors, which can realize autonomous driving in cities, starting from 429,900 Yuan. Earlier it was announced that it will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2021.

The Extreme Fox Alpha S is equipped with HarmonyOS smart cockpit that features a 21.69-inch integrated ultra-clear large screen that supports 3840 x 720 resolution and 180PPI display accuracy. The cockpit of the car is equipped with a Kirin 990A chip, which has 3.5TOPs of computing power and supports a 5G network connection and more.

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Huawei Wallet app supports SAIC MG One digital car key

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Recently, Huawei has officially announced that the Huawei Wallet app supports the SAIC MG One digital car key (sensorless smartphone car key). Last July, the SAIC Motor under the MG marque launched the MG One SUV car with a modular architecture, stylish design, powerful chip, and active digital ecosystem.

According to Huawei, the activation of SAIC MG Motor’s car key in the Huawei Wallet app allows the users can operate the key function without using the taking out the key. Also, once the connection is established between the car key and Huawei Wallet the users can perform tasks without unlocking the smartphone and even in no network connection.

To be mentioned, this digital car key is currently only supported on the SAIC MG One car. The SAIC MG One car owners can perform tasks with a digital car key such as unlocking the vehicle, starting the vehicle, opening doors, windows, and more. Let’s have look at the method to connect the Huawei Wallet with MG Motor’s car key.

  • Open Huawei Wallet App on smartphone
  • Tap on Keys
  • Select Car Keys
  • Tap on MG Car Keys
  • Click the Add option
  • Follow on-screen instruction
  • Activate the MG Car keys

Huawei Wallet:

On December 30, Huawei Wallet launched the industry’s first digital car key that supports Bluetooth and NFC. However, the digital car key function of the Huawei Wallet is supported on the smartphones running on HarmonyOS 2.0 and the Watch 3 series.

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Furthermore, the Chinese tech maker will soon expand this feature to more Huawei smartwatches to experience this ultimate service. By using the digital car key, the car owner can keep the physical at home and get rid of the problem of forgetting to bring a car key, losing a car key, and replacing a physical car battery without even opening the car app manually.

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