Last month, Huawei at Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition, announced the launch of the Cyrus SF5 smart car. This is the first smart car that the Chinese tech giant is selling directly through its consumer flagship store.
Huawei Cyrus SF5 smart car is packed with Huawei’s smart car solutions including DriveOne Three-in-ONe electric drive system, offers 180KM of pure electric drive and a range of over 1000KM in the extended-range mode for long-distance travelers.
This features Huawei Sound and HiCar solution that enables seamless switching between a user’s smartphone application to the vehicle’s central control panel, enabling access to navigation, music, and more.
Available in China at 246800 CNY (4WD) and 216800 CNY (2WD), the new Huawei Cyrus SF5 comes in four colors – Deep Ocean Blue, Charcoal Black, Pearl White, and Titanium Silver Grey – along with Midnight Black, Garnet Red, and Ivory White interior trim.
The pre-order of the Cyrus SF5 started somewhere on April 20 and within two days, the car achieved over 3000 orders on the Huawei flagship store. As it’s announced to sale ship these initial orders by May.
However, a recent show us that Huawei has delayed the initial order delivery to June due to the capacity of the overwhelming order and it’ll be shifted from May, as it was promised.
Now, a spokesperson from Huawei has cleared some doubts on this matter and said that the company will definitely be going to ship the Cyrus SF5 smart car in May and it’ll be shipped in batches. On the other hand, the spokesperson also confirmed that the company has increased the production capacity to meet customer’s demands.
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Huawei Autoware trademark suggest new autonomous driving technology
However, the current status of a trademark is an application for registration. This trademark’s international classification includes scientific instruments, transportation vehicles, and design research.
Autoware is the first open-source software for autonomous driving systems based on Linux and ROB (Robot operating system).
It enables autonomous driving along a route dictated by a car navigation system using environmental sensors such as laser radar, cameras, and global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) while vehicle positions and surrounding objects are identified.
Huawei and autonomous driving:
So far, Huawei has patented a lot of technologies in the field of autonomous driving in order to become a top technology supplier. The patent includes the autonomous driving control algorithm, navigation system, safety and experience, and many more.
Early this month, Su Qing, President and Chief Architect of Intelligent Driving Product Line at Huawei during the discussion about the automotive industry stated that L5 level autonomous technology is still far away at present.
Huawei and GAC working on the first medium and large scale electric SUVs
The AH8 model project- jointly developing by Huawei and GAC Aian has received the approval of the board of directors at the 67th meeting. The announcement is officially made by the Guangzhou Automobile Group.
Both firms are working to develop, the fully electric SUV founded on the GEP 3.0 framework and computing & communication architecture (CCA) of GAC and Huawei respectively. This next-level smart car will adopt the full-stack smart car technology of Huawei and provide an advanced car for future generations.
Furthermore, this is the first medium and large-scale electric SUV project with a huge investment of 800 million Yuan. Meanwhile, the expected mass production is scheduled for the end of 2023.
Besides, GAC also published the production and sales bulletin for the last month, which reveals that the company’s automobile production was 163,583 vehicles with a year-on-year decrease of 17.34% for June 2021. To date, the total production from January to June has been reached 1,001,446 with a YOY increase of 25.61%.
Talking about the sales volume, the company has sold about 1026505 units in the previous month, while the aggregate sales volume until June was 1026505 with YOY progress of 24.49%.
As per the previous reports, Huawei and GAC are jointly developing the Level 4 autonomous smart vehicle technology with Didi technology. It’s expected that this new method will reduce the need for manual operation in autopiloting vehicles or even it can be successfully operated without human touch.
BYD added Huawei HiCar Solution in their vehicles, upgradable via OTA update
As per the information, BYD released the latest OTA (over-the-air) update for BYD Han EV users. With this update, the company has introduced the Huawei HiCar Solution for improved user experience.
To be mentioned, the company has been approaching Huawei for the HiCar ecosystem for a long time to add it in the DiLink – the in-vehicle system of BYD. The DiLink 3.0 has been debuted in August 2020 with brand new features such as NFC mobile key and virtual assistant Xiao Di.
Speaking of Huawei HiCar, it established the smart connection between smartphone and car and provides various features. It is good enough to empower BYD’s DiLink, which is limited to in-car Bluetooth phones, radios, driving recorders, and some third-party apps.
However, DiLink provides support for third-party applications, so that they can adopt the BYD smart car ecosystem.
Besides Huawei HiCar, BYD also installed some other features in this update, which include controllable body lights, music rhythm, RPA smart parking system, and battery improvements.