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.
Huawei AITO follows Tesla, cuts price upto $4470
On January 13, Huawei powered Chinese car maker AITO announced a new price cut of upto 30000 yuan ($4,470) after American EV giant Tesla reduced the prices. This new price and services for new and existing customers will be applied from January 13, 2023, as a New Year’s Thanksgiving.
According to the price reduction details, AITO M5 EV rear-wheel drive standard version is 259,800 yuan, straight down 28,800 yuan ($4,172). While M5 EV four-wheel drive performance version is 289,800 yuan, down 30,000 yuan ($4,470).
After the price reduction, the price of the M5 EV is basically the same as that of the Tesla Model Y rear-drive version. The price of the M7 luxury version is basically the same as that of the Model Y with long battery life. It is obvious that it is a close match.
Unlike Tesla, AITO has plans for existing customers. Even the M5 extended range version that did not participate in the price reduction discount this time, the old users can also get 2 years of basic maintenance, and with the M5 EV and M7 participating in this discount, old users Users can get more compensation.
In addition, all existing models of AITO will undergo OTA upgrade in the near future, adding features such as a super home screen, smart car search, HUD height automatic adjustment, and more. There will also be new optimization coming to the smart travel experience of AITO.
Among them, all M5 EV users can get 33,000 yuan of rights and interests, including the first owner to verify the vehicle warranty to 8 years/160,000 kilometers (estimated 21,000 yuan), and 120,000 AITO points (worth 12,000 yuan).
Owners of M7 Comfort Edition and Deluxe Edition can obtain rights and interests worth 35,000 yuan, including the first owner’s verification of vehicle warranty up to 8 years/160,000 kilometers (estimated at 23,000 yuan), 120,000 AITO points (worth 12,000 yuan).
Owners of the M7 flagship version who have not lowered the price this time, and the first owner can also receive a welfare policy of 8 years/160,000 kilometers (estimated at 23,000 yuan) for the entire vehicle warranty.
After the official announcement, Huawei Yu Chengdong immediately posted a blog saying: AITO Wenjie delivered more than 75,000 vehicles last year. It is the fastest-growing new energy vehicle brand. Thank you for your support!
BYD Tang SUV gets new Huawei HiCar features with OTA update
What is Huawei HiCar?
It is a Human-Car Family All-Scenario Smart Cross-device solution provided by Huawei Connect mobile devices and cars to create the best smart travel experience.
BYD DiLink x Huawei HiCar supports extremely simple wireless or wired connections. Only the first connection needs to enter the connection code. When connecting again, the system will automatically ask whether to connect, and the user only needs to click to confirm.
BYD DiLink x Huawei HiCari allows services and applications to flow freely between the car device and the smartphone. Enter the car, open the Huawei HiCar in DiLiink, and the corresponding feature widget will automatically pop up on the screen, and you can click the number to navigate to the destination.
Other than these, the update contains, DiTrainer coaching mode, which allows you to get advantages of the synchronization between the car and smartphones.
It also has a new radar distance digital display with a panoramic image interface 2D top view radar alarm area, which can digitally present the distance value of obstacles detected by radar.
There’s a new smart power on and off feature for a convenient on and off. HWA high-speed driving assist allows driving comfortably on single-lane with cruise control and LCA interaction lane change control.
There’s also new music rhythm atmosphere light and multi-scenario smart voice.
(via – ithome)
Huawei XLight: A new smart car lighting solution
Huawei is bringing new solutions for smart car makers and the company has introduced an important lighting solution, XLight for the smart car industry.
According to the information, the Huawei XLight solution enables important features and provides safety. This solution can automatically adjust diversified light patterns according to real road conditions, preset algorithm pixel-level brightness adjustment, and adapt to road mode switching.
Huawei XLight supports low-beam enhanced features for small roads in urban areas and remote villages to ensure brighter and detect obstacles more effectively.
It has an adaptive high beam system ADB (Adaptive Driving Beam), and through the self-developed precise perception algorithm, it can provide accurate shading of people and vehicles. This also ensures that the high beam does not interfere with other traffic participants.
Huawei’s car lighting system customizes the car language interaction to make the car understand you better. The smart algorithm light blanket accurately fits the lane, and the anti-shake algorithm realizes high-quality projection.
The width-displaying light carpet displays a hint of the width line in front of the car to assist in driving in narrow lanes. The interactive light carpet can flash to express interactive intentions, effectively avoiding collisions in blind spots.
This new smart car light system brings a mega pixel-accurate visual experience. It extends the third type of space outside the car and enhances the sense of consumer experience. Furthermore, there’s support for the customized welcome, including work mode, home mode, birthday party, and festival anniversaries, creating a sense of ritual in life.
Huawei said that the solution has three core highlights: ultimate shape, the high-definition field of view, and intelligent light control.
As compared to other options in the industry, Huawei XLight has the industry-leading advantage of small size. This brings flexibly adapted to more models, megapixels provide the ultimate experience with high-pixel, high-definition lighting.
Huawei’s self-developed image processing algorithm lane prediction fits, smart anti-shake, and dual-light fusion. With the top image processing algorithm, it provides more scene application value by independently controlling each pixel, building a human car, and a vehicle-to-vehicle interconnection.