International Shanghai Auto Show was conducted on the 17th of April 2021. At the event, Huawei releases many technologies and a new series of Alpha S models which adopts the company’s latest autonomous driving technology.
Alongside Huawei, the international car brand Audi also launched three blockbuster new cars named Q5L, A7L, and A6 e-Tron. In which, the A6 e-Tron stole the spotlight for its premium design and long battery capacity good enough to provide a 700-kilometer long drive.
After the launch ceremony, Michael Hofmann executive vice president of Audi R&D in China was interviewed by the media reporters.
While answering the future scope in Audi for autonomous driving technology he stated that in the future Audi can use Huawei’s autonomous driving technology.
To be mentioned, Che Dongxi was invited to ride Huawei’s ADS high-end autonomous driving solution. He really appreciates driving on the city roads.
Afterward, Su Qing, president of Huawei’s intelligent driving product line was also interviewed by Che Dongxi.
He informed that a major European brand had already signed a contract with Huawei to install Huawei’s ADS system on the latter’s domestic models. In addition, he didn’t disclose the company name.
Coincidentally, the Audi chief also hints that in the future we may see Audi using Huawei’s ADS. Looking at this fact, we can expect this anonymous “big European manufacturer” mentioned by Su Qing maybe Audi Group.
In this regard, the car also asked Hoffman at the scene. He burst into laughter instantly after hearing the problem, and it is likely to imply that Huawei has indeed reached cooperation with Audi.
“Huawei maybe Audi’s autonomous driving partner,” Hoffman said with a smile but gave much information about it. It’s worth looking, what model can Huawei and Audi come up with, if both the company will collaborate.
(Via – Ithome)
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.
Huawei technology and smart car parts are two main features helping in building good cars: Smart Car Chief
Huawei authorities often emphasize the no-car-making policy of the company. Although their smart car solutions are recognized by the domestic smart car OEMs, it doesn’t want to directly want to enter the automotive industry.
At the 2021 World New Energy Vehicle Conference, Huawei Smart Car Solution BU President Wang Jun again affirmed, “Huawei doesn’t build cars, instead helps the automakers to build good cars”. Furthermore, he also highlighted the points on which the company is confident most.
He said, two main advantages helping the company in making good cars are- Huawei insides model and part supply chain. The company has good business relations with car OMEs including BAIC, Changan, and GAC Group. The launched products have received a good response and the company has further plans for the near future.
Huawei Smart Car Component and Technology:
Aside from its system technologies, the company also provides smart car parts such as LiDAR and camera systems. Adding to this, it also has in-vehicle Kirin chips that are well synchronized with the smart car cockpit software- HarmonyOS.
President Jun further informed, since the establishment of the Huawei Smart Car Business Unit the company has been continually investing to enhance, its technology and resources. To date, it has invested about 1 billion USD in the research and development of auto parts.
Moving ahead, it holds 5,000 over R&D teams and has 30 existing products in the market. Alternatively, the company is increasing its limitations and establishing more partnerships with others. The company want to integrate platform and ecology to create a vehicle operating system that mainly concerns
- Autonomous Deriving Methods
- Smart Car Cockpit System
- Vehicle Control Algorithms
Besides, Huawei’s optical light technologies that are mainly integrated into AR-HUD, seatback display, smart car lights, and so on are some of the leading technologies that will not jump out from the way electricity to light in the future. Additionally, the company wants to advance the technology that’ll work the same as the human eye or maybe more than it.
In last he said, Huawei will soon open its Suzhou innovation center by the end of this year. It aims to provide 50 million equipment support per year. Moreover, it has 300 plus industry experts that’ll jointly carry out new solutions.
Huawei Smart Car Solution equipped BYD Song PLUS EV will come with a lower capacity motor
Today, BYD Songs’ upgraded version that is equipped with Huawei Smart Car Solution- BYD Song Plus EV has appeared on the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology’s declaration list. In addition, new capabilities, images, and other parameters are also revealed in the list.
This Huawei ADS version of the BYD Song Plus EV has the same structure as the previous one with 4705 x 1890 x 1680 mm dimensions. Meanwhile, its wheelbase is 2765mm without additional modules comparing with the earlier version.
Furthermore, BYD has installed a new motor provided by Huawei in accordance with system requirements. The TZ196XYAP1 can realize a maximum power of up to 123kW, which is slightly lower than the previous models. Besides, there is no info has been revealed about the other parameters of the new Song Plus EV.
To be methods, the BYD models come with a 135kW power motor at present. It’ll make this new version a lower one in terms of applying torque. There must be a valid reason behind installing a lower-capacity motor. However, the company said no words about it yet.
More Huawei Insights:
A recent report from Yole Developpement informs that Huawei acquired three percent of the lidar global market. The company is standing in the fifth position with Hesai and Velodyne even being a non-Lidar maker firm.
Lidars are remote object sensing modules widely used in autonomous vehicles. Valeo is a global leader in the automotive industry in terms of supply. Furthermore, Huawei has shown its potential for the lidar industry in the previous HBT model.