During the 13th China Automotive Blue Book Forum, Wang Jun, President of Huawei Smart Car Solutions BU, gave a speech. Wang said that the Huawei team is working on autonomous driving solutions and aimed to make a passenger car that’s truly driverless by 2025.
Wang also mentioned that the current state of the car ahead of 2025 is still unmodified and there’s not so much scope for extensions. Therefore, the first question and priority is the scope for modification and whether we use a car as a smart space.
“Autonomous driving has a boundary and it could disruptive when it’s completed. But what it could hold in the future, will it be the power or what kind of change it could bring in terms of the new cockpit.” said Wang
Adding to this, Wang described that the company’s goal is to make a smart space inside the car that’s efficient for various kinds of applications to help in the making of a real smart car and autonomous driving experience.
Huawei’s smart car business chief further mentioned that it’s important to make an application ecosystem for smart cars and to develop a new version of the cockpit system.
According to the information, Huawei’s smart car solution and cockpit are powered by HarmonyOS software and helps to provide a new kind of user experience for the consumers. Wang also stressed that HarmonyOS will be used in all of the future smart car solutions.
Eventually, we can say that Huawei is making itself strong in the field of smart car solutions and joining more carmakers to sell its smart car technologies and further strengthen their cooperation.
SERES SF5 sales record:
Talking of making successes in the field of the smart car industry, Huawei SERES SF5 smart car has achieved over 10,000 orders so far, which is a big mark. Among these about 6,500 units scheduled to deliver as soon as possible.
Furthermore, Huawei has planned to open 200 experience stores around China by the end of July to boast the sale of cars made with Huawei Smart Car technologies and bring more profit for the company.
A high-end SUV brand by Huawei and GAC set to launch in 2023
The new high-end SUV brand jointly building by Huawei and GAC is reported to be launched in 2023. These will be the first medium and large-scale electric SUVs to features the ace technologies of both firms.
The General Manager of GAC Aian – Gu Huinan informed that this project, based on AH8 architecture will bring two models for users. The first one will be an MPV (multi-purpose vehicle) and the second one will be a most luxury coupe.
Since Huawei stepped into the automotive industry, the company is only focusing on bringing new technologies to produce good quality wheels. We have already seen the capability of Huawei in the previously launched smart cars such as ArcFox Alpha S, and SERES Smart Selection SF5.
However, the company always denied establishing its own wholly-owned car brand and explaining that car making isn’t the same and easy as smartphone manufacturing. Besides, Huawei has its own plans related to being recognized in the smart car industry.
On July 10, this AH8 model project had been approved by the company’s board of directors at the 67th board meeting. This project founded on the GEP 3.0 framework and computing & communication architecture (CCA), proposed a budget of about 800 million Yuan.
On the 1st of July, a report revealed that the project jointly being made by Huawei, GAC, and Didi will be able to command ADS vehicles without human effort. There is no doubt that Level 4 SUV being prepared by Huawei and GAC will bring a new breakthrough in the automotive industry.
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.