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Huawei – A new champion of smart car technologies, everything you need to know

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Once Huawei Technology was rumored about manufacturing cars, which customers and industry partners were curious to know about. Later, the Chinese tech giant completely declined this rumor, saying that we are not car manufactures but we help to build good cars for the car manufacturers.

There is no doubt that Huawei owns a large number of patents related to smart cars and autonomous technology. These patent lines include the reducer and powertrain technology, Lidar technology, navigation method for parking, Air Gesture technology, Voice interaction method, and many more.

This is the never-ending saga, which is still exploring. The company is continually developing new technologies, which can help to build a good car that meets today’s customer’s requirements. This is what Huawei is concerned about and helps to sell the good car, as said by Richard Yu, CEO of Consumer and Cloud BG Huawei.

Since Huawei is now on a new journey, it’s time that we explore how this Chinese tech giant is shaping its destiny in the world of cars and autonomous technology. So let us begin.

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Partner collaboration:

Working in this line, Eric Xu (Xu Zhijun), the rotating chairman of Huawei confirmed that the company is still standing on the no-car policy and there is no plan to create its own brand, he gave this statement during the 18th HAS. However, the firm is willing to join the automotive industry as a technology provider.

In addition, he revealed that Huawei is working with other manufacturers, in which three are major automotive companies including the BAIC BluePark, Changan Automobile, and Guangzhou Automobile Group (GAC). As there are more partners are waiting to join hands?

BAIC:

If you give it a closer look you’ll find that Huawei and BAIC recently launch the first HBT series named ArcFox Alpha S, which is highly appreciated among the users.

Changan Automobile:

Changan Automobile recently stated that starting the 4th Quarter of 2020, Huawei and CATL jointly developing a battery under the CNH project and will use them for future projects.

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Guangzhou Automobile Group (GAC):

Huawei has already deployed a research and development team, which is about a hundred people, for the new GAC Aian model. It will be a fully electric car for the next generation.

As of the official press conference, GAC revealed, Huawei and GAC jointly developing the L4 self-driving vehicles, which plans to mass-produced around 2024.

Recent launches:

Huawei holds the powerful car technology for a new generation of cars and it’ll be a waste of time if you can’t get to see these in person. Well, for the moment, there are two series co-powered by Huawei smart car solutions.

The smart car technology used in these two lineups is developed by Huawei and gives you an enhanced user experience of smart driving. The lineup includes ArcFox Polar Alpha S and Cyrus Huawei Smart Selection SF5.

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Let’s take a closer look at these series:

ArcFox Polar Alpha S:

The entire lineup contains two models – the regular Alpha S and the HI-supported Alpha S, further divided into the basic version and the high-end version.

The house of Huawei technology includes a fast-charging system, Hongmeng OS (HarmonyOS) based smart cockpit, a Kirin 990A chipset, a powerful Lidar camera system, and the Huawei Autonomous technology.

Cyrus Huawei Smart Selection SF5:

This brand new model features the Huawei DriveONE, HiCar, Stereo sound system, and Dual-Motor Four-Wheel drive, which makes it enable to reach 180 kilometers drive in a single charge.

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This fully electric car is launched in order to solve the fule related problems and the consumers are also giving it a huge response with the estimated starting price of 216,800 Yuan (about 33,000 USD).

Furthermore, it’s the first smart car that Huawei is selling through its official online e-commerce website, Vmall in China, and has achieved 3000 orders in just two days after its pre-booking started.

Unsurprisingly, Huawei’s car technology used in the above mentioned models are powerful and more advanced, and enables a better user experience. Shall I take you at more close distance to the technology? okay, let’s go-

Hongmeng OS (HarmonyOS) based smart cockpit:

HarmonyOS is Huawei’s self develop micro-kernel-based operating system, which is designed to deliver a cross-platform user experience across different devices.

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Since its second version also supports an in-car system, Huawei has started to push it into smart cars without a delay and started creating an interactive path between the user and the car that leads up to various devices including smartphones, tablets, and wearables.

All of the consumer devices can directly interact with the car’s device and allows the customer to interact freely from any of this medium of operation.

Furthermore, Huawei is also increasing the number of applications for the HarmonyOS in-car software ecosystem. As of now, Huawei’s application number reached double digits in the cockpit system. In the future, the company will add more applications to the system.

In terms of the supportive features, it includes many Huawei exclusive functions. The major terms are written below-

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  • Huawei’s smart car solution
  • Powerful camera system
  • Domain controllers
  • Voice interaction
  • Precise control algorithms

Huawei Kirin 990A Chipset:

Huawei’s developed 990A processor supports the 5G network for strong network control. This in-vehicle chipset ensures the minimum high-stream computing power up 3.5 TOPs.

The spontaneous decision determined by the chipset is reliable and helps to process good results.

Huawei DriveONE:

Huawei DiveONE electric drive system is greatly improved for comfortable daily commuting. This three-in-one electric drive system consists of a motor controller, motor, and reducer.

Furthermore, it connects with the rear-drive, to give you high performance with low power consumption.

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Huawei HiCar:

It creates the smart interconnection path between the user, vehicle, and homes, so you can be the master control your car using your smartphone.

It easily connects with the car system via wireless connection and replaced the control over your smartphone.

Huawei HiCare

Powerful Lidar system:

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Huawei’s Lidar technology is composed of three lidar, six-millimeter wave radars, and nine camera setups, which are trained to observe over a hundred driving conditions.

The camera system said to works the same as the human eye to provide better and smart viewing angles.

Huawei ADS:

Huawei Autonomous Driving Support featured three-level of ADS supports including the NCA mode, ICA+ mode, and ICA mode.

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Talking about the NCA mode autopilot driving determines point-to-point automatic driving through the preinstalled map in the car.

As far as the operation is concerned, it’s as easy as entering the destination. You just have to enter the location and activate the cruise lever under the steering wheel. And You will see the destination ahead of you.

Fast charging technology:

The technology packs the smart temperature-controlled lithium-ion battery, which is good enough to provide you a long drive.

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It takes about 1.5 hours using  AC slow charging whereas 7 hours using 20kW AC slow charging to be fully charged.  A single charge of 10 minutes will increase the battery life by 197 kilometers.

Huawei a King of Smart Car Solution:

Huawei is continuously increasing its arsenal of smart car technologies and stepping more heavily in the field with its partners. Even though Huawei is yet to step foot into the global car market but still the company is making new deals with smart car makers and will make big growth among the customers.

Small steps surely become big ones with hard work and continuous efforts. Therefore, Huawei is also on the way to become a king of smart car solutions.

Note: this article will be updated with new information as it arrives.

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Yash is a graduate of computer science and followed his way into journalism, he is interested in various subjects related to technologies and politics. Yash likes to listen classical songs and has a huge library of classical mixes.

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AITO M5 public beta software brings various new features

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AITO Automobile cooperation has officially declared the beginning of the OTA public beta early adopter program for the AITO M5 vehicle. This rollout packs a bunch of eye-catching and reflective features that will extend the overall user experience.

To ensure the public beta information reaches all eligible AITO M5 members, AITO officially shared a post on its Weibo blog. Alongside, the company has mentioned all the significant points regarding the build version and the signup date.

Consequently, the first five users who will share their feedback on the public beta can get 2000 AITO points in their AITO app. So, if you are an interested AITO M5 user, then you have the chance to register yourself in this early adopter program from August 17 to August 19. Later, the company will bring on the stable new version by the end of this month.

However, before you proceed, make sure that you register in the program with the same Huawei ID that is bound to the vehicle.

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It’s worth mentioning that the new OTA V1.0.105SP09 version carries a huge bundle of enticing features in its bag. It has some freshly launched apps, finer navigation mechanisms, better voice assistant support, and an improved audio and visual experience.

On the flip side, there are some exceptionally good optimizations related to the Bluetooth and charging functions of the device. As per our view, one must check out the new public beta of the AITO M5 vehicles.

To know what else is new in this program, let’s take a round of the public beta features!

AITO M5 public beta

Full Changelog:

New Features

  • Addition of NetEase Cloud Music to the app gallery
  • Added Leishi KTV in the new app gallery
  • Added traffic query and purchase function
  • Addition of an automatic application update
  • Added navigation and audio seamless streaming

Voice Assistant

  • The Voice Assistant now supports the opening and closing of different sound scenarios

Optimizations

  • Optimizes the reversing video experience
  • Improved the Bluetooth car key feature
  • Optimizes the wireless charging experience
  • Optimized the APA-assisted parking function
  • Optimized the charging experience for appointment

AITO M5 is a medium-sized SUV that uses Huawei car solutions. So far, the Chinese tech maker has managed the entire development process of the respective vehicle. From product designing to sales channels, Huawei has keenly looked at every sector of manufacturing for this automobile.

Ultimately, these features will surely boost the performance grade of the intelligent vehicle. Moreover, the new add-ons will give the users a chance to explore their cars in an advanced manner.

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You can learn more about the public beta HERE.

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HarmonyOS 3.0 equipped AITO M5 EV to launch on September 7

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Huawei is hastily binding up the development progress of the Mate 50 series and preparing itself for the launch conference, falling in September. Meanwhile, a new report suggests that the first purely electric model of AITO – the AITO M5 EV, equipped with HarmonyOS 3.0 system will also keep its steps in this event.

Last month, the CEO of Huawei Yu Chengdong gave a hint that the next smart vehicle labeled as AITO M5 EV, powering the HarmonyOS 3.0 system will launch in September. But at that time, Yu didn’t give any accurate information on its release.

However, at this moment, there are several rumors in the air regarding the first pure electric automation of AITO. According to the latest information, this is also the first in terms of using the super-fascinating – Huawei HarmonyOS 3.0 interface.

AITO M5 EV: Simple and Extreme Design

The CEO of Huawei said that the AITO M5 EV furnishes a simple yet extreme layout on its external surface. Besides, the manufacturers have mainly focused on the front part of the vehicle, making it more advanced. Further, the smart vehicle imposes a closed ‘sharp nose’ design that gives an attractive look at the front cover.

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AITO M5 EV HarmonyOS 3

Speaking of the color, the exclusive automation will exhibit a warm nebula colorway. Ultimately, this shade will give a more modish and elegant look to the smart device. Moreover, it will signify a younger and dashing automobile in the market.

Notably, it will use the HarmonyOS smart cockpit that will help in increasing the intelligence and efficiency of the overall functioning of the vehicle. Apart from the outer characteristics, a significant point comes around the dimensions of the car.

Alternatively, the medium-sized SUV has a length, width, and height of 4785mm, 1930mm, and 1620mm respectively. Ahead, it has a wheelbase of 2880mm. Further, to give a high-boost power, the smart car equips a single motor and a lithium iron phosphate battery. This battery weighs 2235/2350kg.

In overall aspects, a new vehicle is a fitness gadget for individuals who are fond of driving. It can go around 500 – 540 kilometers and can provide a smooth and comprehensive travel experience. However several other things will get clear on the launch date.

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Geely Geometry G6 model is equipped with Huawei HarmonyOS

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Geely Geometry automobile firm has finally shown the first look of its new smart vehicle named Geometry G6. The company has published a new post on its official Weibo site displaying a bunch of images of the brand new car models.

A few days ago, Geely has associated with the Huawei HarmonyOS system for imposing some intelligent car solutions and a smart cockpit on its models. Slowly and steadily, the company is giving a boost to the development process for its new products.

On reading the Weibo blog in more detail, we find that Geely has mentioned some vital points regarding the upcoming Geometry G6 model. Accordingly, the letter G in the G6 Geometry is derived from Geely&Geometry and indicates the term ‘Sedan’.

Consequently, this illustrates that the new model is quite inspired by the sedan methodology. As a result, individuals will find a smart vehicle with a three-box configuration and a separatable trunk for an engine, passengers, as well as cargo. Thereafter the numbers ‘0-9’ in the models represent the size of the smart products.

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Geely Geometry G6

Although, we didn’t find any statement related to the price tag of the device. However, we expect to find the model on the consumer platform at a range of 200,000 yuan [29 thousand USD].

First Look at Geometry G6

It’s worth mentioning that Geely has showcased the snaps of both G6 and M6 models on its page. While the G6 carries a greenish shade on its outer surface, the M6 exhibits a magenta tone on its body. Both the colorways are quite decent and elegant to the eyes.

On seeing the official images, we found that the company has tried to give a shiny look to its new smart vehicles. The car appears as a four-door passenger car from the exterior layout. Further, it adopts a closed front grille, which imposes a luminous LOGO at the center.

Besides, it has a long but narrow light group that makes it easy to recognize the model even in the dark. It also gives space to super-agile door handles and wheels with low wind resistance. Though the company hasn’t mentioned much about the models at the moment. But the mist will get clear in the time ahead.

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