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.
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?
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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-
- 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 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.
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.
Powerful Lidar system:
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 Autonomous Driving Support featured three-level of ADS supports including the NCA mode, ICA+ mode, and ICA mode.
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.
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.
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.