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.
No autonomous driving model from Huawei and Volkswagen: Response
Recently, Huawei talks about the collaboration with Volkswagen for the autonomous driving models and clear the rumors. The company stated it doesn’t want to raise any flash hopes to its supporters about which isn’t going to happen.
According to previous reports, the Chines tech giant and the German car manufacturer were collaborating with each other. Under this agreement, both parties will be making innovative smart care featuring next-level autonomous driving technology.
However, people familiar with this matter stated, the information isn’t true, there isn’t any project is being discussed of this kind. On the other hand, the carmaker hasn’t responded to this matter yet while the Chine firm has cleared the rumors from its side.
The Matter: New Collaboration
If we seek help from the previous news, some sources disclosed that both companies are discussing the terms and conditions of a smart car project. According to this, Volkswagen will be sponsoring the autonomous driving model project, while Huawei will be the technology provider.
Furthermore, the China-based firm will be responsible for technical IP including software technology and the company’s IP chips. In this manner, it’ll retain its no-car-making policy while playing an important role in this project. Seems like, all was just made-ups and any company doesn’t plan this project.
Huawei’s smart car solution planning
Huawei ICT Business Unit Director Wang Tao has shared the company strategy that it’ll be going to adopt for the next 10 years. At the Autonomous Driving Network Summit, we come to know about Huawei’s perspective regarding the automotive industry’s current problems.
The company plans to accelerate full-stack AI empowerment, intently connected interface, single-domain autonomous closed loop, and cross-platform seamless connection. Moreover, it plans to achieve L4-level autonomous technology by 2025.
A new Huawei smart car “SERES Auto” surfed on the internet
Huawei and SERES are previously reported to introduce a new smart car, which will be more refine and high tech than the recently launched Smart Selection SF5. Related to this, a new Huawei smart car named “SERES Auto” has been surfed on the internet lately.
It’s said that the strategy this time will be different from the previous one, in which Huawei worked as one of the suppliers. Some relevant sources on this matter even said Huawei will handle all the matters related to designing to later marketing and sales.
To be more precise, we can see it as the company buying the entire SF5 series, except the manufacturing part. The company still standing on its no-car making policy and stated Huawei SERES Auto isn’t its next car as until you don’t manufacture a car you can’t own any smart car brand.
However, the company is still seeking new ways to rule over the automotive industry. Besides, the Shenzhen-based firms once reported bringing a 7-seater SF7 SUV that’ll equip with its full-stack smart car solution technology. This smart car will be able to support a 30W charging supply and will come with two variants- basic and advance.
Apart from the design and technologies, the reports also reveal the prices decided for both models. As per the information, the regular model will cost 300,000 Yuan meanwhile the advanced model that will come with the Huawei ADS will come with a price tag of 500,000 Yuan or more.
Huawei SERES Smart Select SF5 Smart Car:
On April 19th, 2021, Huawei and SERES launched the Smart Selection SF5 electric car that is able to realize 180 KM everyday drive. This car works at a high power of 405kW alongside a torque of 820 Nm. In addition, it has four exterior design colors- Zhan Hailan, Gilt Black, Titanium Silver Gray, and Peral White. Besides, it was initially priced at 216,800 Yuan and 246,80 Yuan on Huawei Mall.
Below, you can check the main highlights of the model-
- Huawei DriveONE
- Dual-Motor Four-Wheel drive
- 405 kW with 820 Torque N.m.
- 4.68 sec/100 km Acceleration
- High Strength Fram Design
- Huawei HiCar
- 11 Huawei Sound unit
After collaborating with Huawei, BAIC New Energy shares exceeded 20%
A few days ago, Huawei and BAIC’s subsidiary- BAIC New Energy has signed a deepening collaboration agreement. Both firms jointly working to develop a new brand in the ArcFox series that integrates with Huawei’s exclusive HiLink technology.
As cited in the document, the agreement contains a cooperation management mechanism, strengthen product research and development, and joint brand marketing. With this new agreement, the two parties increasing their business.
Notably, this contact has yet to come into practice and BAIC already seems to get the most benefits. The car OEM has recorded a shocking increase in its market value just after signed this framework agreement with Huawei.
According to the reports from the China Stock market, BAIC Technology’s shares have exceeded by 20% in just three days. To be more precise, Huawei and BAIC New Energy announced their further collaboration on 26th September 2021. Just after it, the company’s market value springs on 27th, 28th, and 29th September.
Besides, the market analyzer is regarding this situation as abnormal stock trading fluctuation. In addition, investors are requested to pay attention as it’s just the beginning of the agreement.
Coming back to the collaboration contact, this contract has a 96 months validity. However, both firms can extend the duration as well as terminate it before the timeline with mutual concerns. Moreover, we are waiting for the next astonishing product with the capability of both firms, but we have high expectations after their last ArcFox series.